Kathmandu, April 8
The Election Commission of Nepal has started sending out materials meant for voter education to the districts. The materials have been prepared for the purpose of the local level elections scheduled for May 14.
The Election Commission has prepared five different types of posters, which have answers to the frequently asked questions related to the election, booklets, and resource books for voter education this time, said commission’s Joint-secretary Nawaraj Dhakal.
The poster related to voter education contains topics such as who should abide by the election code of conduct and why, the different posts to be elected in the Village Assembly and the Town Assembly, the way of putting the mark on the election symbol of one’s choice, the way of folding the ballot paper and casting it in the ballot box.
The posters also illustrate the condition when a vote is invalid, the time for voting, the way of staying in a queue at the polling station. The Commission stated that it has printed around 5.5 million units of the voter education materials.
Vehicles carrying these materials to Banke, Bardiya, Dolpa, Mugu, Humla, Jajarkot, Dadeldhura, Achham, Bajura, Bajhang among other districts have already set out from the Election Commission. The voter education materials for
54 other districts have already been packaged.
As many as 21,000 volunteers will visit the doorsteps of the voters from April 14 for the voter education. In this connection, a single volunteer will need to provide voter education to a population of at least 700 to 1,000.
The Election Commission has stated that the voter identity card distribution will start from the polling centres concerned from May 11 to 13.
A version of this article appears in print on April 09, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.