Elections Commission removes ineligible council candidates from ballot

The Elections Commission has taken action to remove 29 candidates planning to stand in today’s local council elections following a Supreme Court ruling on their eligibility.

Haveeru reported that the decision was taken yesterday to cancel the candidates’ standing in the elections, but 11 of the names would still be appearing on ballot papers.

According to the report, polling station heads will strike out the invalidated names in the presence of each voter.