EC publishes by-elections schedule

Kathmandu, October 18

The Election Commission has published the schedule of by-elections to be held on November 30 to fill the 52 posts of people’s representatives at local, provincial and central level.

According to the Election Commission, the by-elections will be conducted for one member of the House of Representatives, three provincial assembly members and 48 chiefs, deputy chiefs and ward chairs of local levels.

As per the by-elections schedule, the aspiring candidates will have to file their nominations on November 7 for the elections of a HoR member in Kaski Constituency-2 and provincial assembly members in Bhaktapur Constituency-1, Baglung Constituency-2 and Dang Constituency-3.

The EC will publish the list of nominations on the same day.

On November 8, complaints, if any, may be lodged against the nominations. The final list of candidates fielded in the by-elections will be published on November 10.

Nominations of candidates for by-elections of local levels will be held on November 13. The EC said it would publish the final list of candidates on November 16, after fulfilling necessary criteria and procedures.

As many as 52 posts of office bearers had fallen vacant due to death, promotion, resignation and imprisonment of the elected representatives.

Over 20,000 new voters will have a chance to participate in the by-elections. According to the EC, it will print voter identity cards for new voters, but those voters, who had voted in the last elections, will be required to use their old voter identity cards.

Information Officer of the Election Commission Surya Prasad Aryal said that the process of setting up of election offices would start within the next two weeks in the 37 districts where by-elections will be held.