Acceptance of nominations for the General Election ended at 12. 00 p.m. yesterday (July 13), the Elections Department said.
The Elections Secretariat called for submissions of nominations and placing of bonds on July 6.
47 recognized political parties and 111 independent groups have submitted nomination papers as of Friday (10) afternoon.
Deposits of Rs.2,000 per candidate representing independent groups was accepted while there will be no deposits from the 64 registered and recognized political parties.
The Elections Commissioner said that applications for postal votes can be made from August 3 – 10.
The Department is getting ready to hold the Parliamentary Elections on August 17.