Printing of voter identity cards at final stage

Published On: April 27, 2017 05:25 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana  | @aesmriti

KATHMANDU, April 27: The printing of the voter identity cards for the upcoming local level election is in its final stage.

According to the Election commission (EC), the printing of identity cards of about 14.54 million voters across the country is in final stage.

The private firm Omni Group has been given the responsibility to print the cards. The company has deployed temporary employees in three shifts to complete the print. The company has installed the machine on the premises of the EC to print the cards. The cards are being prepared on the basis of the voter list made by the EC.

“The cards are being printed from the last week of March. The work will be completed in few days”, said Surya Prasad Sharma, spokesperson of the EC, adding that the EC has made special arrangement for the stock of the printed cards in the EC.

As soon as the printing is over, the cards will be dispatched to all the district election offices across the country for the dispersion, informed Sharma.

According to the EC, the numbers of the voters have increased by 1.9 million this time from the election of the second Constituent Assembly. The EC took the time to prepare the cards due to the change in the address of the voters after the restructure of the local level. The EC has finalized the list of the voters who have enlisted till the second week of February. 

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