Distribution of polling cards begin August 17, 2012, 9:35 pm
By Ranil Dharmasena
The distribution of polling cards for the September 08 provincial council elections will begin today.
The relevant district election officers yesterday handed over the cards to the postal superintendents. Next Sunday has been declared a special postal delivery day and the Postal Department has requested voters to be at home to receive their polling cards.
There are 3,336,415 eligible voters in the three provinces – North-Central, Eastern and Sabaragamuwa - for the elections to be held on September 08. There are 347,099 voters in the Batticaloa District, 441,287 in the Amapara District, 245,363 in the Trincomalee District, 606,507 in the Anuradhpura District, 294,365 in the Polonnaruwa District, 769,813 in the Rathnapura District and 631,981 voters in the Kegalle District, according to elections department sources.
The casting of postal votes for the Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North-Central Provincial Council elections is scheduled to take place on August 27 and 28.
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