Monitoring directive for local level elections soon

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission is going to launch the Local Level Election Monitoring Directive-2017 to streamline the monitoring of the local level elections scheduled to be held on May 14.

The directive is currently being drafted and the Commission will launch it at the earliest, according to the Commission's Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma.

The Local Level Election Code of Conduct for National Observers and Local Level Election Policy-2017 has been already issued by the Commission and the various organisations have been applying to observe the upcoming elections.

Furthermore, the Voter Education Programme Implementation Directive-2017 has been issued as per the clause (44) of the Election Act-2017.

Transparency would be ensured in every process of the election except in the secret voting to make the elections free, fair and impartial, Sharma informed.

The Commission will hold orientation and capacity building programmes for the observation, it is stated.