The Election Commission has urged the bodies concerned not to make a minor human error during the counting of votes an issue of dispute.

The Election Commission has said its attention has been drawn towards incidents of halting the counting process, mobbing, shouting and causing delay in the entire counting process over unnecessary disputes. The latest untoward scenario during the counting process has its impact on the plan of the Election Commission to complete the process before May 19, according to the Election Commission.

In a press statement today, EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel has sought to speed up the counting process with the management of required human resources by coordinating with the district-based Human Resources Management Coordination Committee.

It has sought the mobilisation of government, including the province government employees, in counting with priority on the basis of their availability and to ensure more and more counting teams on the ground of availability of space in the counting venues.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 16, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.