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Post offices to distribute poll cards

Jul 7, 2011 11:58:59 AM - itnnews.lk

The distribution of the official poll cards of the local government election has begun. Deputy Post Master General R.D.P. Gamini said that the Department received poll cards yesterday as well.He said that the Department has accepted 2.5 million poll cards. Instructions were issued to the regional post offices to dispatch them to the relevant post offices. He said that distribution was started after fulfilling the formalities. The distribution will take place until the 16th . He said that 10th Sunday has been declared as a special day for the distribution. He requested the public to extend fullest cooperation for the successful distribution. Elections in 65 local government bodies, postponed due to judicial procedures will be held on the 23rd. Postal voting will take place on Tuesday. The Elections Secretariat said that nearly 60,000 employees will be deployed for election duty. They are being trained at the district level.