With the recent increase in coronavirus cases, schools that had only recently reopened have shut again, while the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP or People’s Party) suspended its rallies for three days. Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, contesting polls from the opposition United National Party (UNP), has called for a postponement of polls, local media reported. … [Read more...] about Lanka election body ‘monitoring’ virus spike
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Merrill said a June 30 notice from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said it is clear that “state law does not allow for an individual’s qualification to vote to be contingent upon the wearing of a mask or face covering, respecting social distancing, using gloves, or having a temperature in a normal range.” … [Read more...] about Alabama elections chief: Masks can’t be required at polls.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed bill into law last week that will allow all registered voters who want to vote by mail for the remaining 2020 elections, including the Sept. 1 state primary and Nov. 3 general election. ”In addition, in-person voting will be expanded, in an effort to make voting more convenient, and also reduce the risk of crowding in polling places. … [Read more...] about Lawsuit pushes court to order mail-in ballot applications
But several DNC members told The Daily Beast that the advance notice they received from officials at the national headquarters about the new calendar date ranged from essentially non-existent to just a few hours before the information was pushed out publicly. One DNC member learned about the scheduling change by reading about it in the news. Another received a call from a party official just as stories started to surface online. A third got more lag time: “a couple hours in advance” of the official statement. … [Read more...] about Local Leaders: DNC Sprung Convention Delay On Us
Speaking on the incident, in an interview with South East Voice, Chairman, Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, Aba Unit, Prof. Charles Chinekezi, said the burning of the INEC office is a warning to the electoral agency that it has more work to do in the area of securing election materials from hoodlums who may want to destroy them in the interest of their sponsors. … [Read more...] about Burnt PVCs: CSOs call for adequate security at INEC offices