Saturday, February 10, 2018

Voting Of The Local Government Elections Has Concluded-Overall Voter Turnout Exceeds 60%-Counting Had Begun

As the voting of the local government elections-2018 
concluded at 4 p.m this evening more than 60% overall voter turnout have been reported from 24 districts in the Island according to the Election Offficials.

The voter turnout of the Colombo District stil, not yet been announced.Voter turnouts of 24 Districts in the island of today's election stands at 4 p.m are as follows.

Gampaha 75%,Hambanthota 80%,Matale 80%,Nuwara Eliya 70%,Polonnaruwa 75%,Galle 75%,Matara 7o%,Kalutara 80%,Kurunagala 78%,Anuradhapura 85%,Kegalle 70%,Ratnapura 75-80%,Kandy 65%,Kilinochchi 76%,Jaffna 70%,Batticaloa 75%,Trincomalee 85%,Mulathivu 78%,Badulla 65+,Monaragala 80%,Vavuniya 72%,Puttalam 73%,Ampara 70% and Mannar 77%.

The voting of the Local government elections was held to appoint 8328 members to the 340 local government bodies including 24 Municipal Councils,41 Urban Councils and 275 Pradeshiya sabhas.

Around 57,097 candidates representating 43 registered political parties and 222 Independent Groups have been contested for this election .

The voting was held from 7 a.m to 4 p.m today in 13,374 polling stations throughout the Island  and 10.5 million voters were eligible to cast their  votes.

The chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has stated that the Ballot boxes were already transported to the 9000 counting centers situated throughout the Island and Counting has already begun.

The results of the 75% of the polling divisions can be announced by 9 p.m he has stated.The final election result is expected to be  announced  around 12 noon tomorrow (11) the Chairman of the Elections Commission has stressed.

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