Nominations for the Local Government Election are being accepted from today.
The nominations are being at the Election Offices set up in the 22 Districts for 301 Local Bodies. The deadline is 12.00 noon on the 27th of this month. An hour has been allocated for political parties and independent groups to file their objections. Thereafter the Election Commissioner will announce the polling day. A Spokesman for the Elections Secretariat said the period allocated for independent groups to place their deposits will end at 12.00 noon on the 26th Several independent groups have already placed deposits. Meanwhile the Police have stepped up security at the District Secretariats where nominations are being received.