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First stage of 2018 LG postal voting held today

 

The first stage of postal voting of the Local Government Election 2018 began this afternoon.

Accordingly, employees of police stations, Divisional Secretariats, District Secretariats and Election Offices casted their postal votes. 

The Additional Election Commissioner M.M. Mohommad said the voting process went on smoothly and no incidents were reported.

According to him, the other state employees will be able to cast their votes on January 25 and 26. 

State officers eligible to apply for postal votes include school principals, teachers, those who are attached to Sri Lanka Transportation Board, Postal Department, Railway Department (Essential Services), military forces, the Police Department and the Civil Security Force.

The Election Commission has accepted around 560,000 applications for postal voting at the local government polls.