17.9 million voters to vote in local election

Published On: February 14, 2022 12:47 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that there will be about 17.9 million voters in the local-level election scheduled for May 13. As per the constitutional arrangement, people above the age of 18 are eligible to cast vote in the election. 

Stating that there were over 15.4 million voters in the election held in 2017, the EC shared that the number of voters has increased by 2.5 million in the past five years. 

As per the existing constitutional and legal arrangements, preparation of final voters’ list, management of election materials and registration of political parties for election purposes are carried out by EC. The EC has already approved the election schedule, election observation and monitoring management, ballot and ballot paper management, registration of nomination papers of candidates, election symbols, votings, counting of votes and announcement of poll results.


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