Voters can even cast their votes with driving license or citizenship: Sharma

Published On: May 13, 2017 03:32 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 13: Former Acting Election Commissioner Dolakh Bahadur Gurung has pointed out some hassles with the distribution in the voter identity cards on Saturday.

Speaking at an interaction organized by Reporters Club Nepal in the capital today Gurung said that the Election Commission has made effective preparations within a short span of time.

However, there are still some minor drawbacks in the voters identity cards. The EC has already resolved this problem by making an alternative arrangement to it.

Similarly, Secretary at Federal Affairs and Local Development Dinesh Thapaliya said that all the preparations for the local polls have been already completed. The ministry has made timely preparations for the polls.

Meanwhile, he also urged all the media persons for their cooperation to conduct the local polls in a free, fair and peaceful manner.

The ministry has been working by establishing a help desk in all the 744 local units.

Likewise, spokesperson of Election Commission Surya Prasad Sharma has clarified that those who  have names in the voters list but problems with their voter’s ID card can cast their  votes by producing a citizenship, driving license or the voter’ ID card of the previous year 2070 BS.

He has called on one and all voters to utilize their voting right by taking part in the local level elections.

The EC started distributing voter ID cards from Thursday. All the voter ID cards have been distributed, now.


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