Voters registry to be updated thrice a year ensure all 18 plus youth are able to vote

Sunday, 15 January 2017 - 13:46

Voters+registry+to+be+updated+thrice+a+year+ensure+all+18+plus+youth+are+able+to+vote
Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya stated that a supplementary voters registry will be compiled three times a year, including youth who are eligible to vote.

He stated that this measure was taken with the aim of ensuring that all those who are above 18 are entitled to vote.

He expressed these views when inquired about a complaint received by the Human Rights Commission from a youth organization in Vavuniya and a petition filed by the National Youth Services Council.

Currently, names of those who are 18 years old are updated in the voter registry only once a year, on the 1st of July.

Additionally, the supplementary voter registry will be prepared for those who turn 18 on the 31st of January and the 30th of September, thus ensuring all who are above 18 years of age will be able to cast their vote.


Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 23:29

22 million cash bonanza, to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hiru – the highest cash bonanza through a TV channel -"22 years for Hiru, 22 Millionaires... Read More

Complete the election even by changing the gazette notification - Dayasiri  (Video)
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 23:35

Former parliamentarian Sisira Jayakody addressing a public meeting today stated that the candidates have been severely inconvenienced due to the election... Read More

CIA reveals large scale fraud involving sand in the construction industry  (video)
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 - 23:18

Hiru CIA has uncovered a large scale racket done through the sand transported by trucks from Kantale, Mahiyanganaya and Manampitiya for the needs of the... Read More