Applications for postal voting for elections to the 23 Local bodies are being accepted from today. The Elections Secretariat said that applications can be submitted via the Departmental Heads until the 25th of this month. Polling for these Local Councils will be held based on the 2010 Election List. The Gazette notification calling for nominations for these Local Bodies was issued recently. Nominations will be received at the District Secretariats till 12 noon on the 25th of this month.
Elections will be held for 17 Municipal Councils including Colombo. Polls will also take place for one Urban Council and five Pradeshiya Sabhas. The 23 Local Bodies are located in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ampara, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Badulla and Ratnapura Districts.