The Election Commission has rejected the postal vote applications of 58,404 individuals due to errors in their application forms, Elections Commissioner General Saman Ratnayake said.
He noted that 659,514 individuals had gained eligibility to cast their postal votes for the presidential poll.
Public sector employees including those involved in election duties, officers engaged in essential services, police and military personnel are entitled for postal voting.
Postal voting of state employees and military personnel, for the presidential election will be held on October 31 and November 01. Employees attached to District Secretariats, Election offices, and the Police, will be able to cast their postal votes on November 04.