Voters can vote showing other govt. documents: EC

Supreme Court, Election Commission, Election of House of Representatives and Province Assembly

KATHMANDU, JUNE 27: The Election Commission (EC) has made an arrangement for the voters to cast vote showing other government documents beside the voter Identity card in the second round of local level election scheduled for June 28.

However, the name of the voters has to be included in the final name list of voters published for the second-round of the election.

EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said that the EC took this decision to ensure the rights of voters if the voters could not get their voters identity cards due to some reasons as well as the ID card was lost or destroyed.

According to the EC, the arrangement has been made where a voter can vote on the basis of citizenship certificate, voter ID card issued by the EC in 2070 BS, passport, license, land ownership certificate and other ID card along with photograph issued by the government bodies.

The EC has also directed to make arrangement to allow voter cast vote on the basis of details of his/her citizenship certificate as per the Local Level Election Guidelines if there is minor mistake in voters’ name list or voter ID card.

A meeting held today under the chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav took the decision in this regard to ensure rights of the voters enlisted in the list of voters’ name list along photograph.

The EC has also made arrangement of toll free number 16600144222 to acquire some necessary information related to election.

The election of 334 local-level at 35 districts of province no 1, 5 and 7 is taking place on Wednesday. RSS