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Monday, 27 August 2012 - 8:18
Postal voting begins today.
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The postal voting relevant to the dissolved North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern provincial council election begins today.

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that postal votes could be cast tomorrow as well.

100 thousand 818 Government employees are eligible to cast postal votes this time.

PAFFEREL and Election Violence Monitoring Centre have been provided with the opportunity to visit postal voting locations to check whether postal voting takes place freely and fairly.

In addition a group of 150 Election Department officials set out yesterday to oversee the postal voting arrangements in the Northern Province.

Participating at a media briefing held at the Election Secretariat recently Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that a separate voting booth should be maintained at the relevant Government Institutions for postal voting.

Similarly the Election Commissioner said that it was a punishable offence for a Government employee to show to another the polling card marked by him or to attempt forcefully to look at marked polling card of another.

Similarly Election Commissioner said that a security programme was also being implemented at the postal voting this time.

He said that four security symbols that make it impossible to change bags containing marked polling cards too had been used in this security arrangement.

Police Media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that a special police protection would be implemented in relation to relevant polling centres today and tomorrow.

Meanwhile a complaint has been received to the effect that as part of the election campaign of a candidate in the Anuradhapura District covers with the name and preferential vote number of that candidate has been used for putting medicine in hospitals.

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