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    Uva PC Elections: Marking of Postal Votes on 4 & 5 Sept.

    August 22, 2014

    Marking of postal ballot papers will be carried out on 4th and 5th September after 8.30 am. announced the Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya.

    A set of guidelines has been issued by the Commissioner of Elections.

     

    As per the guidelines issued no person other than the Certifying Officer, Staff, Postal Voters, Official Observers who are appointed by the Returning Officer to observe the procedure relating to the marking of postal ballot papers and agents of contesting Political Parties / Independent Groups and observers of authorized observation organizations should remain inside the place of marking of postal votes.  Candidates and other politicians cannot participate as observers of the marking of postal ballot papers, unless they are duly appointed as agents. The Elections Commissioner has instructed to exhibit inside the Postal Votes Marking Centre all notices issued for the information of postal voters.

     

    Taking of photographs or videoing of marking of ballot papers and using of mobile phones inside the Postal Votes Marking Centre is strictly prohibited.  All media institutions are requested to refrain from publishing or telecasting any such photographs or video taken illegally.

     

    The guidelines also states that any propaganda including the canvassing of votes within the premises or within a radius of 500 meters of the entrance of that particular postal voting centre is illegal and the Police will take necessary action to prevent such kind of illegal activities.(KH)

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