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Inclusion of Names in the New Register

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Step 1: Applicants can check the list of registered voters ("A" List and "B" List) displayed at the district office and post offices, to verify the inclusion of his/her name.
Step 2: If the name is not included the applicant can request the particular form from the same place to make an objection.
Step 3: Fill the form and submit it to the Assistant Commissioner of Election (district level) / Registration officer / Grama Niladari.
Step 4: Once the form is submitted, the applicant is called for an interview by the examiners. Applicant has to provide support documents during the interview
Step 5: Applicant is informed about the decision, which is made by the examiner (Assistant commissioner of elections (District level) / Registration officer)
Step 6: If the applicant is eligible to vote after the interview, the name will be included in the registration list.
Step 7: After such amendments electoral registers are retyped and prepared for certification during the month of May in the following year.
Step 8: Prepared electoral registers are open to the public and valid for all elections that will take place thereafter until the next register is certified.

Note 1: If the applicant is not eligible to vote after the interview, the applicant can appeal to the particular District Judge within 10 days.

Note 2: Inquiries are handled by the District Judge and make decision.

Note 3: If the District Judge accepts the objection, the applicant’s name will be included in the registration list. If not, the objection will be rejected and the applicant will not be eligible to register.

Qualification Criteria

  1. Must be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
  2. Must have attained the age of 18 years
  3. Must not have been found or declared to be of unsound mind under any law in force.
  4. Must not have been serving or not served imprisonment during the immediate proceeding seven years.
  5. Must be an ordinary resident at the relevant address on the operative date.
  6. No person is entitled to have his/her name entered or retained in more than register or more than once in the same register.

Submission procedure
Step 1: Application forms can be obtained from the district office and post offices
Step 2: The Filled application form should be submitted to the Assistant Commissioner of elections (district level) / Registration officer / Grama Niladari

Application forms

Form Number / Name Description
BC Form Revision of Electoral Register Form that distribute among chief occupants by enumerators for furnishing details of residenly qualified for registration
A Form Application form to be submitted by a person on inclusion or keeping own name on the electoral Register
B Form Application form to be submitted by a claimer on behalf of another person on into the new register the second opportunity.
C Form Form that has to be submitted for making an objection on inclusion a name.
D Form

Form that has to be submitted for making an objection on inclusion a name a claimant.

Time Line
Process Time Line
28 days during the month of November/December

Submission Time Line
Step 1: Exhibition of "A" and "B" lists.

  • Working days –28 days in November/December
  • Holidays – all Public and Mercantile Days

Step 2: Holding inquiries into claims and objections.

  • Working days – From 15th of December 15th of January of the following year..
  • Working hours – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Holidays – all Public and Mercantile Days

Step 3: Typing the electors' names on stencils and checking the same.

  • Working days – From 15th of January to 15th of April.
  • Working hours – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Holidays – all Public and Mercantile Days

Step 4: Roneo the stencils and binding copies of registers.

  • Working days – From 01st of February to 25th of May.
  • Working hours – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Holidays – all Public and Mercantile Days

Validity Time Line
Inclusion of names in the new register
Claims for registration may be proffered to the registering officer (District Secretary/Government Agent) only within the period of such exhibit (28 days).

Costs related to the service
Cost: All services are provided free of charge
Fee: Free


  • If the voter is unable to submit his/her election registration form there will be no fine or surcharge, nevertheless that individual looses his/her chance to vote for at an elections until the next revision take place.
  • According to the Section 12(4) of registration of electors Act, No. 44 of 1988

Every person who, fails to give required information to the registering officer or to any person appointed by the registering officer for the purpose, or willfully gives any false information shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction before a magistrate, be liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred rupees, or to imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding one month or to both such fine and imprisonment

Supporting documents required
No support documents are required for registration of voters.

If anyone wants to make a complain after submitting a complain form, the individual will be called for an interview. For this interview the following support documents will be required.

  1. Birth certificate
  2. National identity card
  3. Declaration statement from Grama Niladari

Service Responsibility Matrix

Service Designation of Responsible Person Name of Person Name of Division
Registration of voter Registering officer of the electorate. Responsible officer vary according to the Gramaniladari Division, Electoral District and Administrative District. Gramaniladari Division/Administration District/Electorate

Special cases
How can a voter register his/her name in the registration list in case of relocation?
Under such a circumstance, special facilities or opportunities are not provided to the applicant. The applicant would be able to register under the address during the revision of electoral registers, which is done annually commencing from 1st of June of each year.


Organization Information

Election Commission

P.O. Box 02,
Sarana Mawatha,

Mr. S. Ekenayake
Telephones:0112868441 | 0112868442 | 0112868443
Fax Nos:0112868426

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