Elections Commission (EC) has commenced publicizing the identifies of general members signing on for political parties in the Maldives.
According to EC, they decided to initiate this new practice in order to verify the identities of the members.
Moreover, the practice aims to resolve the alleged swapping of general party members from one party to the other through misrepresentation.
EC confirms that the identities including the names and the last three numbers of the National ID Card of individual party members who sign for various political parties have been publicized on the commission's website.
In addition to this, the members who have provided party admission forms will receive text messages for further confirmation of the members' admission to the parties they have signed up as well.
EC has stated that the members have opportunity to present in any complains they have regarding the publicized list by Sunday of the coming week.
The publicized list includes 23 new admissions to Jumhoory Party, 105 admissions to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), 245 admissions to Maldives National Party (MNP).