All preparations for second round of local-level elections over: EC

Posted on: June 27, 2017 | views: 111

The Election Commission (EC) has said that all the preparations for the second round of local-level election scheduled for tomorrow, June 28 have been completed. The second round of local-level election is taking place at 334 local-levels in 35 districts of province no 1, 5 and 7.


A total of 62,408 candidates are in the election race under the second round of local-level election and 41 candidates have been already elected unopposed. 


The EC has set 7:00 am to 5:00 pm as the time for voting and has fixed 8,364 polling stations for this purpose. A total of 6,432,765 voters will participate in the election to elect 15,038 people's representatives.

Eight thousands and 364 polling stations have been fixed at 4,581 polling places across the 35 districts. A total of 66,900 employees except security personnel have been deployed at polling centers. 


At a news conference organised at EC's Media Centre today, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav urged all voters to participate in the election and cast their ballots confidently as adequate security arrangements have been made for the election.  


Special arrangements are in place for the convenience of persons with physical disabilities, pregnant , lactating women, aged citizens, incapacitated and ill. 


The EC has arranged field visits of members of Nepal-based diplomatic missions to Dhankuta, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Palpa, Dhangadhi and Dadeldhura to observe the election.