CMEV notes key considerations for holding election in Sri Lanka amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has set 20 June 2020 as the new date for the Parliamentary Election. It was originally scheduled for 25 April 2020 but was postponed due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

ANFREL member in Sri Lanka, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) , published a short guide for elections stakeholders and voters on key considerations for holding an election during the ongoing crisis.

The guide provides an outline of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected elections worldwide, special health and safety measures taken for elections already held worldwide, and important factors to note in the SriLankan electoral context.

DOWNLOAD HERE: "Considerations For Holding an Election During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the election cycle in many countries as much as it has affected the livelihood of people and restricted freedoms they enjoy. The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is putting together resources, analyses, and other information through our COVID-19 and Elections special. Follow updates here: https://anfrel.org/tag/covid-19-and-elections/

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