Resettled IDPs in Jaffna must apply to vote in Parliamentary election
[TamilNet, Friday, 12 February 2010, 02:30 GMT]
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) resettled in Jaffna district should submit their applications before 17 February if they wish to vote in the forthcoming Parliamentary election, Jaffna Government Agent said in a report to local media Thursday night. The application forms duly filled in should be submitted to Jaffna Secretariat before the prescribed date, the report further said.
The resettled IDPs in Jaffna district were asked to apply if they wished to vote in the recent presidential election but most of them had not done so as they had no interest in the election.
This caused difficulties in setting up sufficient number of polling booths in the places where the IDPs are resettled in Jaffna district.