The Elections Secretariat is in the process of allocating preference numbers for the candidates contesting the Local Government polls.
Nominations for the Local Council polls scheduled to be held on the 17th of March closed yesterday. Several main political parties and Independent Groups had handed in nominations. Preference numbers are being allocated to the candidates based on the alphabetical order. Thereafter an announcement on the preference numbers is scheduled to be made. Political parties and Independent groups are in the process of launching their campaigns. The campaign will intensify after the announcement of the preference numbers. In the meantime, the period granted to apply for postal voting has been extended again. Accordingly the new deadline set is Monday.