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    Historical 70% voting turn-over reported Featured

    February 10, 2018

    At the end of Local Government election held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, a historical 70 percent turnout was recorded almost all over the island.

     

    At the end of the voting, the total voting participation number was not available in the Colombo District and only 65 percent was reported in the Badulla District.

     

    However, the highest percentage of 85 was reported from both Anuradhapura and Trincomalee Districts.

     

    According to the respective District-returning officer the voter turnout of each district is as follows:



    District Voter Turnout (%)


    Gampaha                                       75%
    Kalutara                                         80%
    Matale                                           80%
    Nuwara-Eliya                                  70%
    Galle                                             75%
    Polonnaruwa                                  75%
    Kegalle                                          70%
    Matara                                          70%
    Hambantota                                  70%
    Jaffna                                           70%
    Kilinochchi                                    76%
    Batticaloa                                     75%
    Kandy                                          65%
    Ratnapura                              75- 80%
    Monaragala                                  80%
    Anuradhapura                               85%
    Kurunegala                                   78%
    Trincomalee                                  85%
    Puttalam                                      73%
    Badulla                                        65%
    Ampara                                       70%
    Mullaitivu                                    78%
    Mannar                                       77%
    Vavuniya                                     72%

    The voting of the maiden Local Government Election held under a mixed system.

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