COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The National Election Commission has announced that the process to amend the Voter Register has commenced.
Accordingly, Grama Niladhari officers will be visiting residences across the country to gather information to amend the Voter Register.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the volatile situation in the country, during the last couple of years, Grama Niladhari officers did not visit residences to collect or verify details to amend the Voter Register.
However, the Commission noted that Grama Niladhari officers will be visiting the residences to verify details.
The Commission also noted that if any individual is not present at their house when a officer visits to verify details, they should take steps to provide the details to the respective Grama Niladhari officer at the earliest.
The Election Commission has stressed on the importance of including the names of all eligible individuals in the Voter Register, since a Presidential Election is scheduled to be held next year.
Following the conclusion of the initial process, the list of names that will be removed and included in the Voter Register will be displayed at Divisional Secretariat offices.
The public must contact relevant Grama Niladhari officers in the event of any concerns regarding the revision of the Voter Register.
The certification of the Voter Register will be carried out on the 31st of October.