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Applications for temporary identity cards for casting votes at the forthcoming Provincial Council Election of Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern Provinces has been extended until August 27, for obtaining temporary identity cards issued by the Elections Department.
Additional Elections Commissioner R.M.A.L. Ratnayake said applications for obtaining temporary identity cards are issued by the Grama Niladari or by the State Superintendent for those who are resided in estates. Such persons who have to obtain a temporary identity cards are advised to submit their duly filled applications together with two photocopies and two copies of national identity card size (1 ¼ x 1 inch) photographs to the relevant Grama Nilagari or the Estate Superintendent who issued the applications.
The Grama Niladhari or the Estate Superintendents will take measures to issue the certified temporary identity cards prior to the election date. Persons who fail to produce a valid identity card will not be able to cast their votes at the election.
The Additional Elections Commissioner pointed out that the national identity card, the
passport, a valid driving licence, pensioners ID cards, and ID cards that have been given to
senior citizens and clergy will be the only identification documents that would be accepted at the polling booths.