The Elections Commissioner has decided to seek the participation of one member from each party as Local Government election monitors.
Accordingly a party representative is expected to be appointed for each polling booth. The decision has been made following a request made by the political parties from the Elections Commissioner. So far the Party Representatives were present only at Presidential and General Elections. The Local Government Elections Ordinance makes no mention of the presence of representatives. The Election Secretariat said that deployment of monitors during postal voting will also be considered in case the Election Monitoring Organizations request.