Preparations for General Election 2020…
August 4, 2020
(Captured by: Osanda Daham Nimsara / Shan Fernando)
General Election 2020 is scheduled to be held tomorrow (05). Marking of votes will be carried out from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, the Elections Commission said.
A total number of 16,263,885 voters have qualified to exercise their franchise in this tight competition among 7,452 candidates from 20 political parties and independent groups.
Voting will be carried out at 12,985 polling stations across the island under tight security of Police and civil defence personnel.
Due to the risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the health guidelines introduced by the authorities will be strictly adhered to during the entire process.
In the meantime, delivering ballot boxes to respective polling stations commenced this morning (04).
Senior polling officers were seen transporting the ballot boxes to 12,985 polling stations across the country, under special security provided by the Police.