Member signatures NOT necessary for LG Poll Gazette – NEC Chairman

The National Election Commission on Monday (30) said that there is no requirement for the members of the NEC to sign the relevant gazette notification to commence the Local Government Election process.

National Election Commission Chairman Attorney Nimal Punchihewa speaking to News 1st said that the District Returning Officers would be issuing a necessary gazette notification.

The National Election Commission said the relevant gazette will be sent for printing on Monday (30) or Tuesday (31).

The Gazette notice with the signatures of the Chairman and other members of the Election Commission required for the commencement of the Local Government Election process had not yet been sent to the Government Press for printing, said the Government Information Department on Sunday (29).