The Election Commission hopes that the Provincial Council election can be held in September this year, head of the Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya says.
Addressing the media yesterday Deshapriya said: “However, the system under which the election can be held might depend on the verdict of a case currently being heard in the Court of Appeal.”
Deshapriya said the Commission was planning to register differently-abled voters soon in a bid to ensure their voting rights. According to the 2012 census 8.7% of people have some form of disability and 5.4% of them are in 15-29 age group.
“The commission receives thousands of calls and text message from differently-abled voters who are deprived of their right to vote. We must ensure that there are regulations and systems in place which can make voting easier for them.”