Aug 06, 2020

Gen. Election 2020 : First result before tea

Counting of votes at the General election 2020 commenced today (06) at 71 counting centers islandwide from 7.00 am - 8.00 am.

The Elections Commission says that the first election result will be released before teatime this evening (06), while the final result will be released by midnight. The commission hopes to release preferential results by midnight tomorrow (07).

After polling closed, the ballot boxes were signed by election officials and political party representatives, sealed and locked before being placed in secured rooms at counting centers under tight security yesterday (05).

Around 60,000 officials have been deployed for counting.