For the first time in the history of elections in the country, 46 transparent plastic ballot boxes would be used in the forthcoming Central Provincial Council elections.
These ballot boxes would be placed in the polling stations located within the Matale Municipal Council (MC) area on an experimental basis according to Matale District Secretary and Returning Officer Helen A. Meegasmulla.
These plastic boxes are being used on the initiative of the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya. The Elections Commissioner earlier said depending on the outcome, he would consider the use of transparent plastic ballot boxes at future national elections. (M.W. Somaratne) (Pix by Mahesh Ruwan Keerthirathna)