No addition or changes in voters list, EC clarifies

Published On: April 22, 2022 07:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Election Commission has clarified that there would be no addition or changes in the voters' list which was already updated. 

Issuing a press statement today, EC's Joint Secretary and Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel asserted that no action would be undertaken on voters' name lists during the election. 

The task of voters roll update has been adjourned since February 8 when the Nepal government announced the local level election date for coming May 13. 

The voters' roll update has been regularly undertaken by the Commission before the election date was announced. 

In the context when applications are being registered seeking changes in voters' list following the publication of the final list, the existing legal provision of the Voters' Rollout Act, 2073 (Clause 21) did not allow for changes, additions and omission, the EC further clarified. 

It also claimed that the issue would not be challenged at the courts in accordance with the Act.



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