EC starts printing ballot papers for local level elections 

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has started printing ballot papers for the upcoming local level elections.

The printing of ballot paper for the May 13 local level election has begun starting Monday.

In a routine press meet organized by the EC here on Monday, spokesperson Shaligram Sharma shared that the ballot papers were printed in the Janak Education Materials Centre in Bhaktapur. 

According to Sharma, a total of 1,940,000 ballot papers of 77 types and 23 rows will be printed for the upcoming local level election. He informed that ballot paper of 56 rows will be printed for the Kathmandu district while 16 rows will be printed for Dolpa. 

The Commission has already printed 180,000 sets of sample ballot papers to facilitate the political parties in the election campaigns and for voter education. 

The voter list can be obtained from the Commission paying Rs 7,000 for a nationwide voter list and a province-level voter list for Rs 5,000. The official letter from the political party is mandatory to obtain the voter list. 

Similarly, the voter list of the district could be gained for Rs 3,000, Rs 1,000 for municipality level and Rs 500 for ward level. The official letter from a political party or candidate vying in the election is mandatory to get an electronic copy of the voter list. 

The Commission said that it has already implemented directives relating to voter education, election training, and vote counting among others. RSS



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