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Voter turnout 18 percent in Jaffna, 55 percent in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 13:46 No Comment]

While more than 70 percent all-island average turnout was reported in Colombo only 18 percent have voted in Jaffna, according to Jaffna Election Official S. Kuganathan. However, reports from Batticaloa said turnout was unusual this time, registering 55 percent.

Ballot boxes were being airlifted from Ki’linochchi and Delft (Neduntheevu) to Jaffna for counting.

Counting will begin when all boxes arrive. But, counting of postal votes has already started and its results will be announced by 8:00 p.m., Jaffna election officials said.

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