Ballot boxes of Dec 7 polls being brought to vote counting centres
KATHMANDU: The ballot boxes of the second phase of provincial and parliamentary elections are being brought to the vote counting centres in the respective districts, said the Election Commission.
Similarly, details of the counting of votes under the first phase of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections held in 32 districts on November 26 have started coming in from various districts.
The counting of votes under the first phase elections has started for 37 House of Representatives constituencies and 74 State Assembly constituencies in all 32 districts has started and the final results of some constituencies has already been declared.
The counting of votes towards the first-past-the-post elections has been completed in Mustang, Manang and Rukum East but the EC has not been formally notified of the details of the winners, said Election Commission spokesperson, Nawaraj Dhakal.
He added that the counting of votes towards the proportional representation seats of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections is taking place in these districts.
Meanwhile, the task of bringing the ballot boxes of the second phase of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections held in 128 constituencies towards the HoR seats and 256 State Assembly seats held in 45 districts on December 7 to the vote counting centres has reached the final stage, the Election Commission said.
As per the information received at the Joint Election Operation Centre formed under EC, as of 10:00 am today, 20 out of 57 ballot boxes in Terhathum district, 18 out of 137 ballot boxes in Sindhuli district, three out of 189 ballot boxes in Kavrepalanchok, 13 out of 112 ballot boxes in Nawalparasi East and three out of 151 ballot boxes in Pyuthan are being collected to the respective districts' vote counting centres.
Likewise, 33 ballot boxes out of 111 in Salyan, 22 out of 136 ballot boxes in Dailekh, eight out of 138 ballot boxes in Surkhet, 22 out of 115 ballot boxes in Doti, 14 out of 231 ballot boxes in Kailali and 21 out of 77 ballot boxes in Dadeldhura are being transported to the vote counting centres. The rest of the ballot boxes have already been brought to the district headquarters, according to the Election Commission.