President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared Monday, October 2, 2023, a government holiday through an official statement issued by the President's Office today. The declaration comes in response to the second round of voting in the 2023 Presidential Elections on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The President's decision acknowledges that tasks associated with the voting process are still underway.

Officials from government offices and institutions, as well as members of the public currently engaged with assignments and tasks pertinent to the election and voting process, prompted the decision. The President enacted this action in response to a request submitted by the Elections Commission of the Maldives.