LCE 2021: Over 100,000 votes cast!

Malé, Maldives – The President of Elections Commission (EC), Ahmed Shareef has said that 100,829 votes have been cast as of 13:50 today.

This is approximately 37% of the eligible voting population for the Local Council Election and the Women’s Development Committees (WDC) election. EC has previously estimated that 38 to 40 percent of the eligible voters will vote in this election. The voter turnout is observed to be low in comparison to other years.

Elections Commission had previously stated that a total of 273,182 eligible voters will be there for todays vote and out of that 5,134 are those who turned 18 within the year by which the election was postponed.

EC Shareef had raised concerns over the lack of voters present at some of the polling stations for the local council elections earlier this morning.

According to the latest statistics revealed by the Local Council Elections, while there are a total of 713 polling stations present in the atolls and in the Capital Male’ area of Maldives for Local Council Elections and Women’s Development Committee, only 518 polling stations has begun their work.