Over 1.5m added to voter list
Kathmandu, August 29
The Election Commission said that a total of 1,504,214 people had registered their names in the voter list.
According to data provided by the EC, 115,325 people registered their names in the voter list in Kathmandu district. The polls panel however, made it clear that all the people who registered their names in the voter list from Kathmandu were not the actual new voters of Kathmandu.
“People residing in the Valley from across the country have registered their names from Kathmandu under the out-district registration programme,” said EC official Chandra Sibakoti. He said that the EC has been working to ascertain the actual number of voters in all districts.
According to Sibakoti, 81,862 people registered their names in the voter list in Morang district. Similarly, 79,913 people registered their names in Jhapa, 63,000 in Nawalparasi district, 60,112 in Kailali, 58,197 in Sunsari, 38,685 in Kaski and 49,432 in Dang.
The EC said that 918 people registered their names in the voter list in Mustang district and 418 in Manang.
EC officials said that those who reached 16 years and have citizenship also registered their names in the voter list.
The EC said that only those who reached 18-years on August 21, the date on which the government announced provincial and the parliamentary elections, would be allowed to vote.
Provincial and the parliamentary elections were slated for November 26. The EC had updated voters name from all local levels level across the country from July 30 to August 20.