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KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Election Commission has published sample ballots papers for the National Assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The second phase of the parliamentary and provincial elections concluded successfully Thursday with millions of voters turning up to cast their ballots defying threats and intimidation from the poll-opposing forces.

PALPA, Dec 7:  An elderly man died shortly after casting his ballot at Daraithati polling center in Rampur Municipality-6 in Palpa this morning.

MADRID, Dec 4: A Spanish judge on Monday ordered that four prominent members of the Catalan independence movement should remain in custody, including the no. 2 of the ousted regional government, who will campaign in a polarized regional election from a jail near Madrid.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Election Officers preparing to moving voting booth after collecting election materials from District Election Office of Kathmandu for the 2nd phase election at Babarmahal on Friday, December 1, 2017.

ROLPA, Nov 30: Even though the first phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly were over, the concerned body is facing a security challenge for safe-keeping of the ballot boxes.

KATHMANDU, NOV 29- Ballot boxes used during the first phase of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections held Sunday (November 26) in 32 districts have already been collected safely in the respective district headquarters, the Election Commission said.

JAJARKOT, Nov 29: Three days after the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections, ballot boxes from various parts of Jajarkot have finally arrived at the district headquarters Khalanga on Tuesday evening. Difficult topography and lack of road connectivity posed serious problem while transporting the ballot boxes.

JUMLA, Nov 29:  Even though the Ministry of Home Affairs had marked Jumla as a highly sensitive area in terms of security for the parliamentary and provincial polls, Sunday's election in the district was largely peaceful and systematic. However, the safety of ballot boxes for the next ten days has become a new challenge for authorities of the district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Ballot boxes of 71 polling stations of six districts used for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies held on November 26 are yet to be brought to the district headquarters.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Dismissing worries about the storage of ballot boxes of phase one parliamentary and provincial assembly polls for ten days, local administrations and political parties have said they have sealed the storage rooms in most of the districts with separate padlocks from each major political party.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Election Commission officials in 32 districts have started transporting the ballot boxes from the polling stations to the respective district headquarters.

Three-tier security for ballot boxes

November 27, 2017 18:46 pm

SINDHUPALCHOK, Nov 27: The local administration in Sindhupalchok district has arranged three-tiers of security for the ballot boxes sealed with the mandate of the voters.

DHADING Nov 27: Helicopter is being used to transport ballot boxes from remote areas to the district headquarter, Dhading Besi. A chopper was used to bring 51 ballot boxes from 20 rural municipalities of eastern Dhading, chief district officer Shyam Prasad Bhandari said adding that the chopper was used in areas marked highly sensitive.

WEST RUKUM, Nov 27: An unidentified group hurled bomb at staff transporting ballot boxes from Chaurjahari to Musikot, the district’s head quarter. The bomb detonated at Ghartikada of Chaurjahari municipality-6.

Collection of ballot boxes starts

November 27, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: As the security of the ballot boxes remains the main concern of all political parties, the government has made an arrangement to first collect the ballot boxes at nearby collection centers before transporting them to the district headquarters on Monday.

ILAM, Nov 27: Ballot boxes from several polling booths of Panchthar and Taplejung districts have already been brought to the center. However, it might take one more day for the security forces to bring the boxes from remote zones.

Acid poured in ballot boxes

November 26, 2017 13:40 pm

RUKKUM, Nov 26: Voting at Kada of Bafikot and Gausaina of Athbiskot rural municipalities have stopped after unidentified personnel poured acid on the ballot boxes. The Chief District Officer, Bansi Kumar Acharya said that details are yet to arrive from the location.

Need of Ballot Box

November 26, 2017 11:47 am

The role of being an active citizen is not only confined to owning a citizenship certificate or singing the country’s national anthem but by being an active contributor and supporter of the country’s developing phase. Elections in that is an indicator of development which brings the viewpoint of every citizen. Casting vote is the right of citizen that assembles the common view of choosing one’s government with a hopeful approach to lead the country towards the face of development.

MUGU, Nov 26: Just a day before the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections, the District Election Office of Mugu has expressed concern that some of the ballot boxes in the polling centers of the district are still exposed to the risk of being captured.

Ballot box safety a huge worry

November 25, 2017 01:52 am

KATMANDU, Nov 24: As the Election Commission (EC) and the political parties  have agreed to begin vote counting only after the casting of  ballots in both  phases of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections are complete, safeguarding the ballot boxes for days is going to be a challenge.

BAGLUNG, Nov 19: An unidentified group seized and tore sample ballot papers in Baglung on Saturday, while they were being taken to Nishikhola Rural Municipality-3 for educating the voters.

BAGLUNG, Nov 19: An unidentified group seized and tore sample ballot papers in Baglung on Saturday, while they were being taken to Nishikhola Rural Municipality-3 for educating the voters.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The Election Commission has concluded to print separate ballot papers. The conclusion came after the Supreme Court ordered the EC to print separate ballot papers for the upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies under First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Election Commission on Friday has begun printing the ballot papers under the first-past- the-post election system for upcoming federal and provincial elections slated for November 26.

KATHMANDU, OCT 19: The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to issue a stay order against the writ petition that sought separate ballot papers for provincial and parliamentary polls, thereby paving the way for the Election Commission to hold both the polls on the stipulated dates of November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The Supreme Court today refused to issue an interim order in response to a writ filed at the court, demanding the printing of separate ballot papers for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Supreme Court officials said on Tuesday that the apex court would decide on Wednesday whether or not to issue a stay order in relation to a writ petition seeking to arrange separate ballot papers for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections and for first-past-the-post and proportional representation systems.

KATMANDU, Oct 18: The Election Commission (EC) has said scheduled polls may be affected if the court orders to arrange different ballot papers as demanded by a writ petitioner for upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Election Commission is to start printing the ballot paper for the proportional representation system under the election to the member of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies from Tuesday. The election is taking place on November 26 and December 7, 2017.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Election Commission (EC) has approved the model ballot paper towards the Proportional Representation system to be used in the upcoming elections to the members of House of Representatives and State Assemblies. The elections have been scheduled to be held in two rounds later this year- November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Sep 22: As part of the preparations to hold the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday finalized the design of the ballot papers to be used for the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Taking their cue from the ballot-tearing incident during the vote count for the local polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City (BMC), lawmakers have sought a strong legal penalty against candidates and party representatives who get involved in ballot-tearing in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

CHITWAN, July 17: Although 50 days have elapsed since the ballot papers with votes of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 have been torn, no any move has been made yet to decide over the issue.

MORANG, July 6: The all-party meeting has decided to re-count the ballot papers of the ward no. 6 of Rangeli Municipality as the Nepali Congress (NC) expressed its dissatisfaction over the final result.

DHARAN, JULY 4: Vote count has been halted in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City since Monday midnight over vote miscalculation dispute.

KATHMANDU, July 1: With discrepancies in the numbers of ballot papers at vote counting centers, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed election officers at the local units not to recognize ballot papers other than those sealed in the ballot boxes.

CHITWAN, June 28: Chief Returning Office of Bharatpur on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to submit the torn ballot papers of ward no 19 of Bharatpur Municipality to the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Chief Returning Officer in Bharatpur Metropolitan City on Tuesday furnished the torn ballot papers of the ward number 19 of the metropolis to the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Following the Bharatpur ballot-tearing incident, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed polling officers and security agencies to adopt all available measures to keep ballot papers safe during the vote counting.

CHITWAN, June 1: District Court Chitwan today freed two cadres of the CPN (Maoist Centre) who were alleged of tearing the ballot papers last Sunday. They were freed on bail.

CHITWAN, June 1: District Election Office, Chitwan has confirmed that 90 ballot papers were torn up during the vote counting of Bharatpur Metropolitan City on Sunday night.

CHITWAN, June 1: The ballot papers which were sealed four days ago following the incident of tearing up ballot papers in Bharatpur Metropolitan City (BMC)-19 have been opened on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: A probe panel formed by the Election Commission (EC) to investigate the incident related to tearing up ballot papers with votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City has  submitted its report.

KATHMANDU, May 30: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday claimed the act to tear up ballot papers with votes by cadres of the CPN (Maoist Centre) was premeditated.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Election Commission (EC) has formed a panel to investigate into vote tear incident of Bharatpur Metro City.

CHITWAN, May 29: Nepal Police SP Deepak Thapa, the chief of Chitwan District Police Office, confirmed that two cadres of CPN (Maoist Center) are arrested for tearing ballot papers during the vote count of Chitwan Metropolitan City.

CHITWAN, May 29: Vote count in Bharatpur Metropolitan City has been suspended after tension flared in the vote count station at midnight.