Govt-issued ID card can serve as voter ID card in by-election, says EC

Published On: November 29, 2019 05:09 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to allow eligible voters, who have not have voters' identity cards for some reason, to cast their ballots in tomorrow's by-election based on the biometric identity cards issued by the government bodies.

The by-election is taking place on Saturday in 52 places of 37 districts for the vacant seats in House of Representatives, State Assembly and local units. The EC said that the voters could vote by possessing the voter ID card issued by the National Identity Card, copy of citizenship identity card, passport, driving license or any other certificate with photograph issued by the authorized government agencies.

Furthermore, the EC has also instructed the Chief Returning Officers in all 37 districts where by-election is taking place to consider minor errors in the voters' list and voter cards and make arraignments for the eligible voters to use their franchises on the basis of above-mentioned papers.

Moreover, the EC has appealed all concerned sides such as voters, candidates, political parties and stakeholders to cooperate for the by-election to make it free, fair, impartial and transparent and credible.

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