Supplementary Electoral Register to enable youth to vote

Supplementary Electoral Register to enable youth to vote

November 22, 2017   02:33 pm

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal to make provisions for preparing a supplementary Electoral Register to enable youth to cast their votes at the election. 

Preparation of the Electoral register take approximately about 06 months from June 01st and new voters registered in that period will not be able to cast their votes in an election held within that period and in such case the register of the previous year is used. 

Election Commission has proposed to make provisions to prepare a supplementary register by including names of new voters for enabling them casting vote in such an election. 

Hence, it was decided to instruct Legal Draftsman to amend the Registration of Electors Act no 44 of 1980 in this regard, the cabinet spokesman said today (22).

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