MDP reschedules elections for Friday

MDP (Maldivian Democratic Party) has rescheduled its delayed constituency elections for Friday, October 1.

The elections were postponed after MDP encountered what it claimed were “technical problems” with its plans to allow voters to cast their votes in text messages. Voters who had not previously registered for SMS voting will now have to cast their votes on paper, reports Haveeru.

Haveeru also reported that MDP is seeking to verify how the technical problems arose but have not yet got to the root of the problem.

The elections on Friday will be held from 2:30 to 7:30 pm.