Nominations for LG poll from January 18 - EC | Daily News

Nominations for LG poll from January 18 - EC

Nominations for the Local Government (LG) Elections will be accepted from January 18 to 21, Election Commission Chairman Nimal Punchihewa announced. He said that accepting nominations   would end by 12 noon on January 21, and that the date of the Elections would be announced after that.

The notices calling for nominations for 340 Local Government Institutions were released yesterday by the District Secretaries. Accordingly, bonds can be placed until 12 noon on January 20.

As 5-7 weeks should be facilitated for election campaigning, the earliest the LG Elections can be held is the last week of February, and the latest by the second week of March. The Institute of Democratic Reforms and Electoral Studies (IRES) pointed out that irrespective of the day the Elections are held, the term of the present LG bodies would end on March 19, 2023.


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