Decision on new polling times for GE2020 today

Decision on new polling times for GE2020 today

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – The National Election Commission will convene today to determine whether the time frame granted for voters to cast their ballot at the August General Election will be extended.

It has been proposed to extend the voting period, owing to the health guidelines that have been put in place to be adhered to due to the threat of the coronavirus.

Accordingly, two proposals have been put forth, extending the usual 7am to 4pm voting time period till 5pm while the other being, opening polling centres at 6:30am and concluding voting at 4:30pm.

A spokesman at the Election Commission said the voting timeframe and other election related matters will be subject to discussion today.



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