Voter education starts in Kavre

Kavre, April 17

The District Election Office in Kavre has deployed election education activists to educate voters about the voting process from today, in preparation of the fast-approaching May 14 civic polls. Earlier, the DEO had conducted training programmes to train election education activists.

District Election Officer Madhukar Prasad Pokhrel said that poll education activists would educate all locals, with special focus on women, Dalits, and people of marginalised communities on the election process.

Pokhrel said that the election education activists’ goals was to encourage all voters to participate in the polls and to reduce the number of invalid votes caused by errors in the ballot paper.

As many as 325 election education activists trained in two phases before they were deployed to the villages. The DEO has proposed 189 voting booths, four more than in the previous polls, to the Election Commission.

Social mobilisers, women health workers, and school teachers of social studies were trained and deployed as election poll education activists. They were hired by the election office for a month.

As per the new structure, Kavre has six municipalities and seven rural municipalities. As many as 237,000 voters from 135 wards of the 13 local bodies will cast their ballots in the polls. Voter number has gone up by 29,000 this time.