A total of 45,962 displaced persons will be able to cast their vote in the Jaffna, Wanni, Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Digamadulla electoral divisions, despite the shortage of voting facilities in these areas in the North.
The list of names of the displaced persons is on display at the Puttalam, Batticaloa Mannar and Vavuniya election offices; all divisional secretariats in Puttalam district; Menik Farm and IDP camps in Vavuniya, Polonnaruwa and Jaffna; and the Jaffna district and Trincomalee district elections offices.
Voters who are residents of the Oddusuddan, Pudhukudiyirippu and Weralabadapaththu divisional secretariats can cast their vote at the Vavuniya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya. They can collect their polling cards from the Vavuniya post office.
According to the Election Commissioner, the department has received applications from displaced persons at nine IDP camps in Vavuniya and two IDP camps in Jaffna. Aravithottam Sivananda Vidyalaya will be the polling centre for these displaced persons.
Those temporarily housed in Puttalam, Anuradhapura, Kalutara, Colombo, Gampaha and Kurunegala will be able to vote at the district polling centres.
Meanwhile, transport arrangements have been made for voters living in camps in Vavuniya and for those who have to travel from Vavuniya to Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.