KATHMANDU, May 14: More than 57 percent vote was cast in first round of local elections.
According to details provided by the Joint Election Operation Center (JEOC), a mechanism formed under the Election Commission to collect details from the ground, as many as 57 percent voters have cast votes by 12 am. Voters can cast their votes until 5 pm.
The EC is conducting first round of local elections in 281 local units of three provinces—3, 4 and 6—of the country.
EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma informed voting is going smoothly in all local units except in Namobuddha Municipality of Kavre.