Ballot boxes to be taken to vote counting station on foot for three days in Taplejung

Published On: May 14, 2022 05:02 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PHUNGLING, May 14: The ballot boxes of the polling that took place at Yang in Phaktanglung Rural Municipality-7 in Taplejung district will reach the vote counting center in three days due to the geographic remoteness of the polling center, according to the District Election Officer.

Although the helicopter would be mobilized to ferry the ballot boxes to the vote counting center during the past election, the ballot boxes could not be flown this time due to adverse weather conditions.

The boxes carrying ballot papers cast by 14 of 60 voters in this remote settlement are being dispatched by locals. 

Pibin Dulal, Information officer at the District Election Office, Taplejung shared that Yang, Olangchukgola, Ghunsa and Gyapla are four polling stations that lie in the remotest part in the district. 

Ballot boxes from three other polling stations would reach the vote counting place tonight while Yang's ballot boxes will reach on Sunday, shared Dulal.  

Yang, a village at 4,200 meters above the sea level, has 11 households in total, mostly Sherpas. Among them, 60 people are enlisted in the voter list while only 14 of them cast their vote in the local election held on May 13.


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