The official polling cards relevant to the dissolved North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern Provincial Councils are scheduled to be handed over to the Postal Department on 17th instant for distribution.
A senior Election Secretariat spokesman said that distribution of polling cards would take place on August 26th as special polling card distribution day.
It has been planned to complete the distribution of polling cards by August 30th.
Meanwhile arrangement had been made for the preferential numbers of candidates contesting at the election this time to be obtained from last afternoon from district assistant election secretariats.
The Election Secretariat said that the three provincial council preferential numbers were sent to the relevant assistant election secretariats yesterday afternoon.
3073 candidates are contesting at the election this time.