Ballot papers for May 14 polls being printed at JEMC

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission on Sunday has started printing the ballot papers needed for the local level elections scheduled for May 14.

The EC has decided to print about 16 million ballot papers for the elections.

The ballot papers are being printed at the Sanothimi-based Janak Education Materials Centre as per a contract, under the security of Nepal Army.

The printing would take around 1.5 months to complete.

The ballots would be different in each district based on the number of parties contesting in the elections.

As many as 47 political parties have registered from Kathmandu district whereas only seven from Manang district.

The polls would be held for the total posts of 36,639 at 744 local units including 481 rural municipalities, 246 municipalities, 13 sub-metropolitan cities and four metropolitan cities and 6,680 wards across the nation.