Final election preparations proceed

Ballot papers are being transported to the atolls in preparation for tomorrow’s presidential run-off.

Police are working alongside the Elections Commission (EC) local media had reported. The EC announced that 6,299 voters had re-registered to vote in locations other than their home island.

Representatives of both the Maldivian Democratic Party and the Progressive Party of Maldives began signing the voter lists on Wednesday (October 14) in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines.

The EC also announced earlier this week that voters left-hand ring fingers will be marked in tomorrow’s election, with the right and left-hand forefingers having been marked in the two previous polls on September 7 and October 9.

Ballots will be cast into the 475 ballot boxes between 7:30am and 4:00pm tomorrow.