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    The Election Commission (EC) has urged the public to mark their ballot papers carefully during the presidential election, as additional papers will not be provided to rectify errors.“We kindly request the public to avoid asking for additional ballot papers in the instance of voting for the wrong candidate,” EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said in a statement.


    He said that voters will be able to either strike a cross to vote for one presidential candidate, or mark three preferences in the cages next to the respective candidates on the ballot paper.The polls chief said new ballot papers would be issued only if the existing one had been damaged unintentionally.This would include instances of the ballot paper being smeared with electoral ink, or being torn while inserting it into the ballot box.

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