Foreign media face deportation if they are found working on a tourist visa.
There are 262,135 eligible voters and 472 ballot boxes.
A presidential election is scheduled for September 23.
The deadline for submitting re-registration forms is Saturday.
About 260,000 people are eligible to vote in the presidential election.
There has been anger over changes to how and where Maldivians can vote in September.
The first U-turn was on resort ballot boxes for local workers.
Gaining access to the Maldives has been tough for foreign media in the past two years.
Maldivian workers on resorts where there is no ballot box are expected to travel to nearby islands to cast their votes.
The head of the electoral body is a loyalist of President Abdulla Yameen.
The election is expected to be in September and will be held against the backdrop of widespread criticism of civil and political rights abuses by President...
The Elections Commission has already threatened to dissolve the MDP, saying that former president Mohamed Nasheed does not qualify as a candidate.
Maldivians think it is unlikely that an election will be held at all and, even if it is held, they wonder if it will be free...
Sir Hugo Swire, a former Foreign Office minister, said that the “politically controlled” Elections Commission was attempting to freeze out the opposition ahead of September’s presidential...
Elections Commission member Mohamed Shakeel was appointed state minister of economic development shortly after his resignation from the five-member electoral body.
A dozen lawmakers lost their seats in 2017 when they left the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives. The Supreme Court issued an anti-defection order unseating those...
The state budget for 2018 allocates MVR 24 million for political parties.