Over 6,000 observers at polling stations

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) yesterday said that more than 6,000 static observers will be stationed in polling stations on the election day.

According to CMEV media coordinator Anuradha Guruge, about 45 officers are stationed at the Elections Secretariat to conduct further follow up investigations on all reports, contacting the relevant parties including witnesses, health officials and police stations and verifying the authenticity of claims during the 2015 general election.

“Furthermore arrangements are made to deploy 75 mobile groups from Colombo to various locations across the country as necessary,” Guruge said.

The 200+field/district monitors will organise an equal number of mobile visits to polling stations. The CMEV expects to cover 65-70 per cent of polling stations across the country.

Via Daily News

CMEV signature campaign in Badulla

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence, as a member of the March 12th Movement (M12M), is organising a signature campaign in Badulla today. The vehicle parade of M12M has approached Badulla after a long march. And many of the religious / CSO / Political leaders are putting their signatures at this very moment at the function being held at Badulla town. The objective of this campaign is to obtaining 1 million signatures and to submit it to all political leaders, to put pressure on them requesting, not to give nominations to unsuitable candidates.

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Campaign finance reforms essential – CMEV

The hot topic these days is electoral reforms. Each and every political party is concerned with the electoral reforms and many proposals have been brought in. One of the major election monitoring bodies, Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Technical Advisor D.M. Dissanayake, speaking to Ceylon Today, expressed views about these proposed electoral reforms.

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