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EC to publicise Presidential Election voters registry next month

Farah Ahmed
04 April 2018, MVT 14:37
A voter looking at the voters registry during the Local Council Election held early May 2017. MIHAARU PHOTO / AHMED ADHSHEEN
Farah Ahmed
04 April 2018, MVT 14:37

The voters’ registry for the upcoming presidential election will be publicized next month, Elections Commission announced Wednesday.

Commission member Ahmed Akram said that they have already begun preparations for the election slated for September, and that the Elections Commission’s aim is for all the information to be easily accessible to political parties and the public.

“We’re trying to get the voters registry publicised next month. In June, we’ll be opening re-registration as well,” Akram said.

He insisted that the presidential election would be transparent and independent, and predicted that there would be a high voter turnout this election.

The Elections Commission is currently in discussion with relevant state authorities. It has also held discussions with international organisations that would be monitoring the Maldives’ election.

Whilst there were rumours that that an electronic voting system would be used in the upcoming election, the Elections Commission has refuted the claims and said that the votes would be cast in secret ballot.

According to Article 110, the presidential election should be held within 120 – 30 days prior to the expiry of the existing presidential term.

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