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* Sri Lanka to introduce electronic voting
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 10:03 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to introduce an electronic voting system to the country, a government minister revealed.

Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has told parliament that the government has taken immediate measures to formulate the relevant legal amendments to introduce electronic voting.

According to the Minister, the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has instructed that existing elections laws need to be amended to introduce the new system and the laws are now being amended for the registration and nullification of voters.

Earlier this year Elections Commissioner suggested the government to introduce an electronic voting system since a large sum of money and human resources had to be invested under the current voting system

He called on all political parties to make the necessary amendments to the Elections Act in order to enable the introduction of an electronic voting system.

The government has prepared a report to bring some electronic machines from India and to demonstrate them to the legislators.

Once the laws have been prepared by the Elections Commissioner, the government will implement the amended laws to introduce electronic voting.

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