District judges to oversee polls

Kathmandu, April 3

The Election Commission today decided to depute district judges as chief election officers in all 75 districts for the upcoming local level elections slated for May 14.

Likewise, the election body also decided to depute other judges and section officers as polling officers in 669 local levels.

The EC said names of chief election officers and polling officers would be published in the Nepal Gazette and they would have to turn up at the designated election offices to receive their appointments.

The election body will provide two-day training to all the selected officials.

According to the EC’s Spokesperson, polling officers have to open offices by April 26.

Earlier, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development had provided a list of section officers and officers as demanded by the EC.

Meanwhile, the EC said that it has also started printing voters’ identity cards on its premises. The commission, which started printing voter’s roll from yesterday, said that printing of voter’s IDs has also started.

The printing is being done on the premises of the EC under tight security. EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said that contractors had brought nine printing presses to the EC’s premises and Armed Police Force was providing security.

The EC yesterday finalised 14,054,482 eligible voters, who turned 18 years on February 20 this year and registered their names with photos in election offices.