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Rejected re-registry forms submitted by three members of a political party: EC

Shaina Abdulla
09 September 2018, MVT 12:03
Elections Commission (EC) press conference
Shaina Abdulla
09 September 2018, MVT 12:03

Elections Commission (EC) has revealed that the 1,892 re-registration forms rejected over illegitimacy of fingerprints were submitted by three members of a political party.

Speaking during a press conference held on Saturday, EC member Ahmed Akram stated that the rejected forms were submitted under the names of three members of a political party and revealed that charges will be raised against the members.

However, EC is yet to specify the political party of the three members.

EC also revealed that the commission received 11 invalid applications for observers with false identity information ahead of the upcoming presidential elections, and added that the 11 applicants will also be facing charges.

The electoral watchdog had rejected a total of 5,626 forms of people re-registering to vote at a different constituency from their native islands, over legitimacy issues.

A total of 10,506 monitors and 1,895 officials will observe the upcoming presidential elections. EC further revealed that 34 international monitors and 25 international observer invitees will also partake in the monitoring of the election.

EC will be placing 491 ballot boxes for the presidential election, while 263,000 individuals have been listed as eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election slated for September 23.

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