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    75 percent voter turnout at Elpitiya PS poll

    October 11, 2019

    The voter turnout for the election of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha was reported as high as over 75%, at the end of polling at 4.00 pm today the Galle District Counting Officer Somaratne Vidanapathirana said n this evening. MeanwhileChairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya who visited the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election office during the voting time, said that the polling at the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election is taking place peacefully.

     Casting votes for the Elpitiya PS election commenced at 47 polling booths at 7.00 a.m. and will continue until 4.00 p.m. this evening (11).The total number of voters eligible to cast their ballots stands at 53,384.Among the 155 candidates from recognized political parties, who are running for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election, will be elected as 28PS councillors.
    The voters were required to submit a form of identification accepted by the Elections Commission in order to cast their ballot.A total number of 800 staff members have been deployed for election duties and the ballot papers have been directed to the polling booths, the Galle District Counting Officer Somaratne Vidanapathirana earlier said.
    Urging the voters to cast their ballot without delay, the Galle District Counting Officer added that balloting is continuing peacefully at the moment.,
    He also stated that there had not been any reports on the violation of election laws so far.He noted that the final result of the election will be announced before 10.00 pm tonight.Stating that the election results will be announced on three occasions, Mr Vidanapathirana said the counting the ballots will be conducted at the polling stations under the first phase, the results of the 17 Pradeshiya Sabhas will be announced at respective divisions under the second phase and that the overall results will be released under the third phase.Out of this total, 17 are elected at divisional level and 11 are elected under the proportional representation.

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