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Overall LG election voter turnout records 65 percent this year


The District Returning Officers said that the overall average voter turnout recorded 65 percent in this year’s Local Government elections, by 4 p.m. today.

Accordingly in Anuradhapura and Trincomalee district voter turnout recorded a staggering 85 percent and Matale, Hambantota and Kalutara districts recorded a 80 percent voter turnout.

Kurunegala and Mullaitivu districts voter turnout recorded a 78 percent and Gampaha, Polonnaruwa and Galle recorded a 75 percent voter turnout.

Nuwara Eliya and Kilinochchi district recorded a 60 percent turnout, a 52 percent voter turnout was recorded from Kandy and Jaffna recorded a 47 percent voter turnout.

Furthermore by 2 p.m. today, Monaragala district recorded a 80 percent voter turnout, Puttalam district recorded a 73 percent voter turnout, Mannar and Ampara district recorded a 70 percent voter turnout and Badulla recorded a 65 percent voter turnout.