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Manual and computerized poll results

Jul 5, 2011 11:51:56 AM - itnnews.lk

Manual and computerized results of the Local Government polls will be issued to all political parties. The Elections Secretariat has decided to release manual and computerized results beginning from the forthcoming Local Government polls. The aim is to consolidate the veracity of the results. This decision has already been intimated to political parties and Independent Groups. Appeals were made to undertake recounts of certain electorates during the past elections. Some had accused that there had been faults in some results. Taking this situation into consideration and in response to political party representatives, the Elections Secretariat said it had been agreed to provide manual and computerized results. In the meantime the official poll cards for the elections scheduled to be held on the 23rd of this month had already been directed to the District Secretariats. Its distribution is to commence from tomorrow. DIG Elections, Gamini Navaratne said that a special security programme will be in place in this respect. Mr. Navaratne also said that special security will be provided on the 12th of this month, when postal voting will take place.