Election Commission, Election Secretariat, Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka. 10107


It is mandatory that the elector should carry one of any identity documents i.e National Identity Card (NIC) or documents approved by the Election Commission such as the valid passport, valid driving license, senior citizens identity card, government pensioners’ identity card, identity card issued to clergy, temporary identity card issued by the Election Commission through Grama Niladhari. It is advisable to carry the official poll card which will be convenient to the elector as well as the poll staff. So, carry it as well.

  1. 1
    The first officer examines the identity document National Identity Card (NIC), valid Passport, valid driving license, Identity card issued to clergy, government pensioners’ identity card or senior citizens’ identity card, temporary identity card issued by the Election Commission through Grama Niladhari) and tallies the persons face with the photograph in the identity document and if he is satisfied about identity, he directs the elector to the second officer.
  2. 2
    Second officer asks for the official poll card carried by the elector, finds out his/ her name in the electoral register and asks the name of the elector and announces the name and the serial number of the elector loudly. If there is no objection he directs the elector to the next officer.
  3. 3
    Third officer examines the little finger of the left hand of the elector and applies indelible ink round the little finger. If the elector refuses applying indelible ink he/she will not be able to cast vote. After applying ink, the next officer will issue a ballot paper to the voter.
You have to go to the covered cubicle with the ballot paper and mark the vote to the party or group of your choice and mark your preferences to not more than the number of candidates required who are identified by the serial numbers given to them. The voter should properly fold the ballot paper into two or if necessary into four and put it into the ballot box.