President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih ratified on Thursday the Third Amendment Bill to the Elections (General) Act (Act No. 11/2008). Parliament passed the amendment bill at the 13th sitting of its second session, held on June 19, 2023.

The amendment bill proposes to amend Section 45(b) and insert a new section. The amendment was ratified to implement procedures enabling visually impaired voters to mark their ballots independently.

The Act has now been enacted following its ratification and publication in the Government Gazette.