Feb 02, 2018

Heavy fine for not using postal vote

The Election Commission will charge a fine of Rs. 750 from those who failed to use their postal vote, said the Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya.

He said the Elections Commission had spent Rs. 750 for each postal vote, but many of those who applied for postal votes had not used it. This had prompted the Elections Commission to impose this fine.

Deshapriya said the majority of the security forces personnel had used their postal vote but those from other professions who had applied for postal vote had failed to use it.

Today is the final day for postal voting, while provisions had been made at every District Secretariat level to cast their postal votes.