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Stage set for polls. Transport of ballot boxes begins

Jul 22, 2011 4:58:39 AM - itnnews.lk

All arrangements are in place for the conduct of the Local Government polls, Elections to 64 bodies will be held tomorrow. The transport of ballot boxes commenced this morning.

Correspondents said that these are being distributed at the District level. The distribution of the required documents and the dispatch of the election staff have also commenced. Polling for the 65 Local Bodies will begin at 7.00 a.m. today.  285,154 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise.  The Elections Secretariat said that action had been initiated to ensure the safety of the ballot boxes that are being dispatched to the polling booths.

Elections Chief Mahinda Deshapriya opined that the Government Information Department can also release the official results of the polls.  The results released by the Elections Secretariat will be immediately given to the Information Director.  Official results can also be obtained from the Elections Secretariat.