45,969 IDPs eligible to vote

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 09:50 GMT]
About forty five thousand nine hundred and sixty seven internally displaced voters are eligible to cast their votes in the forthcoming general elections that is set to be held on April. Of them fifteen thousand eight hundred and eighty seven IDP voters are from Vanni electoral district, according to a communiqué issued by the Elections Secretariat.

IDP voters from other districts:-

Jaffna-408, Batticaloa-09, Puththalam- 26582, Anuradhapura-2048, Colombo-111, Gampaha-567, and Kalutara 150.

Fifty thousand IDPs applied for voting from polling stations where they are now located.

However, about four thousand thirty three applications were rejected, election department sources said.

Elections Department has advised eligible IDP voters to produce their identity cards at the polling station.

 

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