Postal voting on April 28, 29 for Eastern PC
[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 April 2008, 13:05 GMT]
Postal voting for the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) is scheduled to take place on 28 and 29 April, according to Deputy Election Commissioners of Batticaloa, Ampaa’rai and Trincomalee districts. 16 political parties, 57 independent groups are to contest EPC election on 10 May 2008.
All documents related to voting in this election are to handed over to Competent Officers in the three districts on 18 April.
Voter cards will be handed over to the post offices from 21 April which will in turn be delivered to voters.
9,82,721 voters in the three districts in Eastern Province will elect the 37 members of the EPC, and voter cards for these voters are being prepared in the Deputy Election Commissioner’s offices in each district.
35 members are to be elected by voting, while 2 are to be allocated to contesting parties or groups depending on the number of votes they get.
Voter cards distribution will begin on 21 April, while postal votes are to be handed over to the certifying officers on 18 April.
A total of 1072 polling booths are to be set up for the EPC election with 362 in Batticaloa, 430 in Ampaa’rai and 280 in Trincomalee districts.