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Voting for the Presidential election began this morning at 7 and the voting will conclude at 4 pm today.

Meanwhile, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya requested voters to cast their ballots as early as possible and that the production of a valid identity document was a mandatory requirement for voting. Mr. Deshapriya said it would be advisable for those who have returned from abroad to carry their passports to their polling stations.
He said a polling card was not essential for voting. “If any voter has a valid identity document such as the National Identity Card (NIC), he or she becomes eligible for voting. However, workplace identity cards are not accepted. Likewise, we will not accept receipts issued when applying for NICs or photos certified by Grama Niladharis.”
 “Those without any valid identity document can get a temporary identity document certified from the nearest election office. There is still time for it,” he said. In addition to NICs and Passports, the special identity cards issued for senior citizens, retirees and the clergy are considered valid identity documents and will be accepted at polling stations.
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  • rum Thursday, 08 January 2015 05:36 PM

    MY3 should win

    Justin Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:50 AM

    Mr Deshapriya doing a wonderful job with limited resourcesOur country need more officials like youI wish you good luckJustin/Melbourne

    xmen Thursday, 08 January 2015 01:57 PM

    My3 Your the best of the rest.Good luck 4 my3 , Sl new president!!!

    Amdon Thursday, 08 January 2015 10:55 AM

    Hope as we wish change will take place.

    Vijith Pieterz Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:38 AM

    All the best for both Main Candidates, the only true and honest leader will be selected.

    cassim Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:41 AM

    my3 all the way god bless via DM Android App

    paduma Thursday, 08 January 2015 11:05 AM

    ENTIRE COUNTRY IS A SWAN LAKE !!!!

    Akilan Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:56 AM

    making of MY3

    jayawewa Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:02 AM

    MY3 jayawewa via DM Android App

    Ram Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:15 AM

    Temporary ID from the nearest election office may by a subject of abuse for HORA VOTES

    yahapalanaya Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:52 AM

    MY3 will win


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