May 13 Local Level Polls: EC to arrange tarpaulins at voting centers

Published On: May 10, 2022 11:21 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 10: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to make arrangements of tarpaulins  to protect the election materials and conduct the voting process unhindered even if rain occurs on May 13, the election day for local level polls.

The EC has directed all the local units through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration to ensure provision of tarpaulins or plastic sheets at the polling centers to ward off the rain from 7:00 AM until voting is completed on May 13. The local governments should make sure the availability of such materials by coordinating with the returning officer, polling officer and chief district officer concerned.

Spokesperson for the EC, Shaligram Sharma Poudel said a decision has been made to direct all the chief district officers through the home ministry for needed coordination and facilitation for the supply of those materials.

Likewise, the EC has decided to suspend operation of all means of transportation on the voting day to conduct the poll in a free, fair, transparent and fearless manner.  

Similarly, the EC has made it clear that ambulances, vehicles carrying drinking water and milk, fire engine, telecommunications and cable service, mortuary vehicles and vehicles of diplomatic missions as well as other essential services are exempted from the requirement of receiving approval to operate on election day. 

The EC has also decided to strictly prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol from Tuesday midnight until the completion of voting.


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