Monday, 12th April 2021

Election Commission begins accepting nominations for 8th Presidential elections

Colombo, Oct 07 (BAN/ AD): On Monday morning Election commission has started accepting nominations for the 8th Presidential Elections in the country at the Auditorium of the Election Commission at Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya.

Election commission has set timings between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and thereafter, objections against any candidate can be lodged from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Election commission will be using the Electoral Register of 2018 and the total number of electors eligible to vote there under is 15,992,096. As per EC records this time 41 candidates have placed their deposits for the presidential election by noon Sunday (06). These also include a Buddhist monk and a woman. 19 independent candidates are contesting as well as 19 candidates representing parties.

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