Elections (Special Provisions) act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

GENERAL

2. Certification by Election Commission.

3. Requirement to produce a valid identity document.

4. Interpretation.

5. Offences.

PART II

AMENDMENTS TO THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT, No. 1 OF 1981

6. Amendment of section 37 of 1981.

7. Amendment of section 38 of principal enactment.

8. Amendment of Form D of the First Schedule to the principal enactment.

PART III

AMENDMENTS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ACT, No. 15 OF 1981

9. Amendment of section 35 of Act, No. 15 of 1981.

10. Amendment of section 36 of the principal enactment.

11. Amendment of Form C of the First Schedule to the principal enactment.

PART IV

AMENDMENTS TO THE PROVINCIAL COUNCILS ELECTIONS ACT, No. 2 OF 1988

12. Amendment of section 35 of Act No.2 of 1988.

13. Amendment of section 36 of the principal enactment.

14. Amendment of Form D of the First Schedule to the principal enactment.

PART V

AMENDMENTS TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS ORDINANCE

15. Amendment of section 52 of Local Authorities Elections Ordinance.

16. Amendment of section 53A of the principal enactment.

17. Amendment of Seventh Schedule to the principal enactment.

PART VI

AMENDMENTS TO THE REFERENDUM ACT, NO. 7 OF 1981

18. Amendment of section 20 of Act, No. 7 of 1981.

19. Amendment of section 21 of the principal enactment.

20. Amendment of Form B of the Third Schedule to the principal enactment.

21. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

14 of 2004.

AN ACT to provide for the requirement that a voter produces a valid identity document in proof of identity; and to amend the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, the Presidential Elections Act, No. 15 of 1981, the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988, the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance, and the Referendum Act, No. 7 of 1981; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 18th November, 2004]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Elections (Special Provisions) Act.

PART I

GENERAL

2. Certification by Election Commission.

(1) The Election Commission shall, prior to the provisions of this Act coming into operation, satisfy itself that all the administrative arrangements have been made in respect of the issue of identity cards under section 14 of the Registration of Persons Act. No. 32 of 1968, in order to ensure that all persons entitled to vote are not precluded from obtaining identity cards and exercising their franchise, and certify such fact and publish such certification in the Gazette:

Provided however, the Election Commission shall prior to such certification, give due consideration to the views of the representatives of the political parties represented in Parliament in respect of the administrative arrangements that have been made for the issue of identity cards.

(2) Prior to the publication of the certification under subsection (1), the Election Commission shall require the Commissioner for the Registration of Persons, appointed under section 3 of the Registration of Persons Act, No. 32 of 1968, to confirm to the Commission by the issue of a certificate, the fact that the administrative arrangements envisaged in terms of this section have been made. The Certificate of the Commissioner for the Registration of Persons shall be based on reports received by him in relation to all electoral districts stating that the administrative arrangements envisaged in terms of this section have been made.

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