KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Election Commission (EC) is set to hold by-elections in Ilam and Bajhang on April 27.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the political parties to inform the election body if they have made any changes and amendments to their names, statutes, rules, stamps, flags and symbols as well as changes in their office-bearers, within the next 30 days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Election Commission (EC) has urged all eligible Nepali citizens, who are yet to register their name in voters' name list due to various reasons, to register their names before announcement of the date for the by-election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya held discussions with Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka over the issue of the by-election to be held for 25 various posts that have fallen vacant.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: All preparations along with necessary security arrangements for the National Assembly election have been completed. The  National Assembly election is taking place on January 25.

Kathmandu, Jan 19: The Election Commission (EC) has directed the government and the home ministry to make arrangements for movement of candidates and voters only after coordinating with respective District Administration Office while participating in election related programs for the National Assembly election scheduled for January 25.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Election Commission (EC) has publicly released the sample ballot papers for the National Assembly elections scheduled for January 25, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Election Commission (EC) has issued a code of conduct for the National Assembly elections scheduled for January 25.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Election Commission (EC) has announced a cap of Rs 350,000 as the maximum allowable expenditure for candidates participating in the upcoming National Assembly election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Election Commission (EC) has initiated the process for addressing objections and complaints lodged against candidates who submitted their nominations for the National Assembly member election on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Election Commission (EC) has made necessary preparations for the registration of the nomination papers of the candidates on January 8 for the election of National Assembly members to be held on January 25.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The Election Commission (EC) has designated polling stations and polling centers for the National Assembly member elections scheduled for January 25. There will be one polling center in each province for the elections, with two polling stations at each polling center. According to the EC, a total of 7 polling centers and 14 polling stations have been designated across the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Election Commission (EC) has said that 12 political parties have applied for party registration for the National Assembly elections to be held on January 25, 2024. Assistant Spokesperson for EC Surya Prasad Aryal informed Republica that 12 parties have applied for the National Assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The candidates included in the closed lists for the proportional representation system for the members of the House of Representatives and the provincial assemblies will not be able to compete in the upcoming election for members of the National Assembly. The election will be held on Thursday, January 25.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Election Commission (EC) has revised the voter weightage for participants in the National Assembly election scheduled for January 2024.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Election Commission (EC) has started election preparations to fill the vacant positions of members of the National Assembly. Information Officer at the EC Surya Prasad Aryal informed that the preparations for the election have been started according to the legal provision that the National Assembly elections should be completed by January 29, 2024.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has also proposed that the date of the election should be determined by the law.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to make a legal provision that binds the parties to field at least 33 percent women candidates for direct elections.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has decided that there should be a legal arrangement for people to get elected as members of parliament (MPs) through the proportional representation (PR) system not more than twice.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from the respective political parties, university teachers and universities for the involvement of university teachers in political parties.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The Election Commission (EC) has submitted a report on the April 23 by-election to the House of Representatives (HoR) to Acting President Ramsahay Prasad Yadav.

CHITWAN, April 24: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Chairman and House of Representatives by-election candidate from Chitwan-2, Rabi Lamichhane, for allegedly violating the election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Election Commission has set up a by-election security management monitoring mechanism in a bid to make effective the efforts to organize the April 23 by-election in a free, fair and fearless manner, said the commission.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Election Commission (EC) has made special provision for closely observing and monitoring the silence period of the by-election to the Members of the House of Representatives. The silence period came into effect from midnight on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The silence period of the by-election to the House of Representatives commences from midnight today. The by-election is taking place in Tanahu-1, Bara-1 and Chitwan-2 on April 23.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The Election Commission (EC) has said that the election code of conduct will come into force from April 6 for the by-election of members of the House of Representatives to be held on April 23.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The Election Commission(EC) is scheduled to publish the final name list today for the by-election to be held on April 23.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Election Commission has appointed the chief election  officers for the by-election to the members of the House of Representatives to be held on April 23.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The Election Commission (EC) has drawn the attention of the political parties not to hold meetings to decide whether to vote for a candidate or not to vote during the publicity ban period for the vice presidential election to be held on March 17.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The Election Commission (EC) has directed parties in parliament to register candidates of a different gender or community from that of the president for vice president.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Even though the government has provided the necessary budget for the completion of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) is unable to pay the expenses incurred for the conduct and management of the elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: EC has announced it will hold the presidential election on March 9 and that of vice president on March 17.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3:  Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Balendra Shah has approached the Supreme Court against the fine imposed by the Election Commission. Shah has requested the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court to trash the commission's decision.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held talks with office bearers of the Election Commission for holding elections to the posts of president, vice president and the vacant positions of  the National Assembly members.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Election Commission (EC) has given two days time to correct the list of Members of Parliament (MPs) to be elected under the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Nepali Congress (NC) has urged the Election Commission (EC) to start the counting of votes in Syangja Constituency-2 and Bajura.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Election Commission (EC) has said that voting has been put off in a total 15 polling stations across the country as of 3:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Election Commission (EC) has directed all concerned offices across the country not to postpone elections just because of minor disputes at the polling stations.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to allow the transport services related to essentials supply, medical services and journalists to run their vehicles on the day of November 20 election even without having a ‘special pass.’

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order against the Election Commission (EC) to not take forward its action against the persons involved in ‘No Not Again’ campaign.

EC scraps Dr Toshima's candidacy

October 30, 2022 11:55 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Election Commission (EC) has scrapped the candidacy of Dr Toshima Karki. She was the candidate of Rastriya Swatantra Party for the House of Representatives from constituency no. 3 of Lalitpur district.

KATHMANDU, OCT 29: The Election Commission (EC) has stepped up its effort to find people involved in provoking fake and fabricated information against the candidates contesting in the November 20 elections in social media platforms.

KATHMANDU, OCT 19: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday directed government ministers not to use their office vehicles while visiting their electoral constituencies for election campaigns.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to submit a clarification after the ministry moved forward to issue new licenses to various institutions related to insurance and stock market.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The Election Commission (EC) is scheduled to publish the name list of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) candidates for the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the candidates filing their nominations for the upcoming House of Representatives and provincial assembly to clear all tax dues and arrears.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Election Commission (EC) is discussing the election code of conduct with the political parties today. Party officials have been called by the commission for the discussion.

KATHMANDU, August 14: A meeting of the Nepali Congress Central Work Performance Committee on Saturday decided to register the party at the Election Commission (EC).

KATHMANDU, July 27: In the local elections held on May 13 this year, Rs 284 was spent per voter, according to the Election Commission (EC). The cost is less than that borne in the local level election of 2017. The expenses for elections seem to have been slightly lesser as they were held in one phase instead of two or three phases.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Election Commission (EC) has revealed that over Rs 5 billion was spent for conducting the local level election held on May 13. The figure, however, does not include the expenses made by the security agencies, including the temporary police.