Ballot papers for the second round of the 2023 Presidential Election will be sent to the islands on 27th and 28th September, says Vice President of the Elections Commission, Ismail Habeeb.
Speaking at a presser held on Saturday, Habeeb stated that the commission has printed papers to the required amount and are currently checking them for any mistakes.
He went onto say that the ballot papers will be sent to the polling stations once the voters list is completed.
Habib said voting materials will be sent to all of the atolls from Wednesday morning onwards. He said that ballot papers and documents will be sent to all islands on Thursday.
Furthermore, Habib said ballot papers and documentation materials will be sent to polling stations set up abroad on the 27th and 28th of this month. He said that ballot papers and documentation materials will be sent to prisons in the Male' area on the morning of the 30th of this month.
The Elections Commission will be setting up 586 ballot boxes for the second round of the 2023 Presidential Election.
The second round of voting in this year’s presidential election will take place from 8am to 5pm, on September 30.
With 408 new voters, a total of 282,807 are eligible to vote in the second round.
As the simple majority of votes required to form a government was not attained by any candidate, front runners Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih are headed for a run-off election.