Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY DAYASEELI LIYANAGE

Around 350,000 youth would get the op­por­tu­nity to use their fran­chise for the first time at the forth­com­ing Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion, Elec­tions Com­mis­sion said.

Elec­tions Com­mis­sion said that it be­lieved the voter-list of 2019 could be used at the Pres­i­den­tial Poll that is to be held be­fore De­cem­ber 9 this year.

“Enu­mer­a­tion of vot­ers and amend­ment of vot­ers lists have com­menced on May 15 and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the fi­nal voterlists would be done be­fore Oc­to­ber 31,” a Com­mis­sion of­fi­cial said. “The num­ber of vot­ers at the next Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion would in­crease by about one mil­lion com­pared to the 2015 Pres­i­den­tial Poll,” the of­fi­cial said.

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