Govt issued identity card to serve as voter ID card

Posted on: May 14, 2017 | views: 155

The Election Commission (EC) has decided to allow the voters to cast their ballots based on the identity cards with photograph issued by the government bodies, in case voters were unable to get hold of their voters' identity card.

As per the decision of the EC, the voters can use  their franchise by possessing voter identity card issued by the EC in 2070 BS, passport, driving licence, land ownership card or any other certificate with photograph issued from the government agencies.


Likewise,  the details of the citizenship can be made valid based on clause 48 of the Local Level Polls Directive, 2073 by considering minor mistake in case some errors were seen in the voter name list and voters identity card.


EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma has said that further information in this regard can be received by dialing 16600144222. 


Security measures completed for local-level poll


The security management in view of the local-level poll being held tomorrow has been completed.   


As many as 95 thousand security personnel are being deputed for ensuring security of the election.  


Of them, 31 thousand are from Nepal Army, 22,695 from Nepal Police, 17,356 from Armed Police Force and 383 officials from National Investigation Department. In addition, 24,777 temporary police personnel are being mobilized for Sunday's local poll.  


The poll is being held in Province No 3, 4 and 6 where 13,556 representatives will be elected. 


 Spokesperson of Ministry of Home Affairs Bal Krishna Panthi, the security arrangement for the local level election has been completed.    


Nepal police spokesperson SSP Sarbendra Khanal said that the police personnel are also on a ready position to reach immediately to control any kinds of anti election activities if required. 

Likewise, NA spokesperson Jhankar Bahdur Kadayat said that NA has kept helicopters on standby in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Surkhet and Hetauda in view of the local polls.