Elections Commission (EC) has said it would deposit the allowances for the elections officials who worked during the first round of the presidential elections, this week.
EC deputy chief Ismail Habeeb via X, formerly Twitter said that the allowances for trainers, coordinators, liaison officers, and officials designated at polling stations in Malé region, and reserve officials will receive their allowances before the end of the week.
"Work on disbursing allowances for officials who worked across the atolls is underway as well," Habeeb said.
Over 5,000 officials worked across the polling stations in the first round of the elections. EC had hired several staff for the commission's administrative works as well.
EC already announced seeking an additional 200 officials for the runoff polls scheduled for September 30.
Earlier, the commission confirmed its decision to install 12 additional ballot boxes due to the increase in the number of voters.
While the total number of eligible voters for the first round was 282,395, the total number of voters increased to 282,803 for the second round.