Counting of ballot papers to begin at 8am on 6 August

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The National Election Commission has announced that the counting of ballot papers of the General Election 2020 will commence at 08.00 a.m. on 06 August.

Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said the Commission hopes to announce the first results of the election at around 04.00 p.m. on the same day. The Commission expects to issue the final results of the General Election 2020 by 08.00 p.m. he added.

Deshapriya further said that the official poll cards for the General Election will be handed over to the Department of Posts from 11-13 July, adding that the distribution of poll cards will be completed on 29 July.

The General Election 2020 is scheduled to be held on 05 August with postal voting to be held from 13-16 July. Public servants who are unable to cast their votes on the assigned dates will be able to cast their postal votes on July 20 and 21 at the respective District Secretariats.

The National Election Commission has so far rejected 47,000 applications for postal voting relating to state workers who are not expected to be placed on poll duties