Special campaign to collect voter roll in view of local elections

Published On: October 30, 2021 04:47 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Election Commission of Nepal is going to launch a special campaign to collect the names of the eligible voters for the upcoming local level elections. 

Teams deployed by the Commission at the local level will prepare the list of the eligible voters prior to the announcement of the election as per the legal mandate. 

Chief Election commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya shared that voters’ list collection campaign will kick off in all rural municipalities tentatively from mid-November this year.  

Thapaliya said, "The Commission will launch a special campaign from mid-November so as to complete it within a month as the legal provision mandates the election of local units be held within the coming mid-April."

Those above 18 years and having the Nepali citizenship card are eligible to be registered in the voters’ list, the Commission said. During the campaign, the Commission will record the names of those above 16 years and will take their photos as well.

The Commission also is preparing to put in place a provision wherein any eligible voter could register his/her name round-the-year through the Commission's offices, District Administration Offices and Area Administration Offices. This provision will benefit those who temporarily stay away from their native places for study, employment and business and other purposes. 

The Commission has been mandated with collection of the voters’ lists, one of the most important phases of holding elections.

(With inputs from RSS)

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