The time period to pay the deposit for a presidential candidate at the upcoming presidential election next month will come to an end today at noon and 18 presidential candidates have paid their financial deposits by last Friday.
All candidates are required to make a deposit before submitting nomination. A candidate nominated by a recognized political party is required to pay Rs. 50,000 while an independent candidate is required to pay Rs, 75,000.
Nominations for the presidential polls will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 08th December at the auditorium of the Elections Secretariat at Sarana Mawatha, Rajagiriya.
The election will be held on 08 January 2015 and the postal voting will be held on 23 and 24 December.
According to the Electoral register of 2014, 15,044,490 people are eligible to exercise their franchise on January 08th to elect a President.