Nominations for the forthcoming Local Government polls will be received from tomorrow. All arrangements are in place to accept the nominations.
Nominations will be received at the Secretariats of the 22 Electoral Districts. The deadline is 12.00 noon on the 27th of this month. Thereafter, half an hour is allocated for political parties and independent groups to raise objections. The Elections Commissioner will then announce the date for polling for 301 local bodies. A spokesman for the Elections Secretariat said that the period allocated for independent groups to place deposits will end on the 26th at 12.00 noon. Many independent groups have already handed in their deposits. In the meantime, security has been stepped up at the District Secretariats for the acceptance of nominations from tomorrow until the 27th of this month.