KATHMANDU, April 6: The Election Commission (EC) is to start printing the ballot papers for Province 2 from Friday even as the government is still negotiating with the agitating Madhes-centric parties to bring them on board the election process.
KATHMANDU, April 5: Under pressure from the government, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday relaxed the election code of conduct, allowing government ministers to participate in poll campaigns organized by their respective parties.
KATHMANDU, April 4: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to conduct elections in all 744 local units regardless of the parties' failure to reach consensus on settling the demands raised by the agitating Madhes-based political parties.
KAKTHMAND, March 26: As part of the preparations for conducting local elections within the slated date of May 14, the Election Commission (EC) has printed the ballot papers for 36 out of the 75 districts so far. The election body plans to complete printing the remaining ballots by April 18.
Ballot papers are being printed at the tightly-guarded Janak Shikshya Samagri Kendra (JSSK), the state-owned press, in Bhaktapur district. “Till now, we have printed the ballot papers for 36 districts. We are on track in terms of the logistics for the elections,” said Election Commissioner Narendra Dahal.
KATHMANDU, March 24: Even as the local elections draw ever nearer, the Election Commission (EC) has yet to start voter education for the general public, thanks to dillydallying right at the central level.
KATHMANDU, March 21: A Joint Election Operation Center (JEOC) to be formed under the Election Commission (EC) will mobilize over 200,000 security personnel to ensure security during the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, March 19: Election Commission on Sunday said that some of the parties including the ruling Nepali Congress and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) may deprive from contesting upcoming local elections in some districts.
KATHMANDU, March 18: The Election Commission (EC) has delayed its plan to print the ballot papers starting from Saturday, citing lack of internal preparations in arranging the election symbols for political parties and independent candidates, among other things. The ballots will now be printed a couple of days later.
KATHMANDU, March 17: The Election Commission has removed 'Hindu state' and 'monarchy' from the party statute of the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party. The election body, however, has endorsed 'cow' as the election symbol for the party.
KATHMANDU, March 14: Backtracking on its previous commitment of not asking for any foreign aid for the management of elections, the Election Commission (EC) is seeking logistical support from India, China and other countries for the upcoming local elections.
KATHMANDU, MARCH 13: The Election Commission (EC) is making preparations to begin printing ballot papers from March 18 for the May 14 local elections as per the recently finalized local units under the federal setup.