EC to ensure voting rights to voters aged 18 and above

Nepal Election Commissioner Nilkantha Uprety

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) is mulling to ensure voting right to the youths aged 18 and above. The EC has prepared the temporary voting lists to ensure voting right to the police and army personnel and even to the elderly people from the place of their residence.

People aged 18 on the day of publishing of the notice in the Nepal Gazette after amending the Act on Voters’ Name List-2063 would be eligible to vote, spokesperson at the Ministry of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs Tek Prasad Dhungana said at a regular news conference organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications.

As per the information shared at the news conference, provision of claiming compensation has been managed if voters’ name list was misused. The EC Act-2063 has stated that 120 prior days from the elections date would be considered as the election period.