Northern, North Western and Central Provincial Council elections begin

Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 7:53


 Nearly 4.3 million voters will go to polls to elect 142 members for the Provincial Councils in the North, the North Western and the Central Province tomorrow.


The polls began at 7 in the morning today at 3 thousand 712 polling stations and will close at 4 in the evening.


The Election Secretariat says that 3 thousand 785 candidates representing 126 political parties and 75 independent groups are contesting today’s Provincial Council elections.


Our correspondents stated that election duty officers have reached their respective polling stations and the transportation ballot boxes to several polling stations were completed by late yesterday afternoon.


Meanwhile police says security around the polling stations has been beefed up since yesterday.


Police Media Spokesman SP Buddhika Siriwardana says that police expect full cooperation from all political and other parties to hold a peaceful election.

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