18-year-old voters to get text messages from Polls Commission View(s):The Elections Commission (EC) will start sending text messages to young voters on completion of 18 years of age, reminding them to register to vote, a senior official said. A separate list is currently being circulated with the voters list, for this purpose . He said that, if the amendment is passed, those who become eligible to vote, need not wait for June to have their names included in the list. “This will enable the EC to make use of the updated list for the elections,” he added. Mr Ratnayaka said that the reminders will also enable the Grama Niladharis to keep track of those to be included in the list of voters who are 18 years and over.
Source: Sunday Times June 08, 2019 19:07 UTC