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Trashiyangtse fields 223 officials for poll day

Polling officials go through their checklist for the poll day at the RO’s office

A total of 223 polling and presiding officers reached their destinations yesterday to prepare for the poll day in Trashiyangtse. A team for Dukti in Yalang gewog and Jangphutse in Toedtso gewog was the first to leave for their destinations as they had to walk for hours from the road …

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Paro fields 277 officials to 32 polling stations

About 181 polling officials and 96 security personnel will be in the 32 polling booths in Paro today. Nine officials including three security personnel left for the polling stations at Tshendu Gang in Nagya gewog yesterday, which is a 12 hours drive from Paro. Election officials said the polling team has to travel …

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Stage set for NC poll day in Samtse

Nine candidates are vying for a seat in the upper house The stage is set for Friday’s National Council (NC) poll day in Samtse, the second largest dzongkhag after Trashigang in terms of voter population. According to dzongkhag electoral officer, Tshering Phuntsho, preparations have been completed for the poll day. …

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Thimphu, all set for poll day

The returning officer seals the EVM in Thimphu before handing it over to the presiding officer

While the campaigning period for the five candidates in Thimphu ends today at 9am, candidates say that they ended their campaign by yesterday.  Among the challenges they faced during their campaign, the candidates cited the increasing dog population, both pet and stray as one of their biggest challenges in reaching …

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420 officials leave for 47 polling stations in Wangdue

A total of 264 polling officials and 156 security personnel would leave for 47 polling stations in Wangdue today.  The polling teams would leave for their stations at 8am today.  The dzongkhag has arranged nine buses, 18 light vehicles and four Royal Bhutan Army trucks to ferry the officials to …

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Trongsa prepared for NC elections

Trongsa is all set to conduct the third National Council elections.  The two-day refresher training programme for the presiding officers and polling officers concluded yesterday with hands-on training on the handling of electronic voting machine (EVM).  Along with the election materials, 115 polling officials will be dispatched to 22 different …

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Lhuentse all set for poll day

After walking for more than seven hours uphill through dense forest, a team comprising eight election officials reached Tsang-Ngo village. They are here to facilitate voting for 120 voters during the National Council poll day on April 20. Located towards the north of the giant Lhudrup Rinchentse Dzong, Tsang-Ngo is …

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ECB fields 5,619 officials for NC poll day

Police personnel on election duty to the eastern dzongkhags stop at the Thrumshingla pass between Bumthang and Mongar yesterday

A total of 5,619 election officials will be stationed in the 866 polling stations across the country by this evening for the third National Council poll day.  The officials include 866 presiding officers, 2,598 polling officers, 866 polling assistants, and 866 female security personnel. 

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Limited time for door-to-door campaigning, say NC candidates

With only a day left for the campaign to end and before the two-day black out period, National Council candidates in Sarpang are seeking support from their respective gewogs and running around villages to meet as many people as possible. Unlike in the past, where voters complained of zomdu fatigue, the …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Wangdue

Dawa Tshering  Age: 30 years Village: Rukubji Gewog: Sephu Qualification BA in Language and Culture Studies Work experience Protocol Officer Programme Producer and presenter, BBS Radio Tourism Marketing, Malaysia and Singapore (2016-2017) Why should the people vote for you? I have decided to contest for National Council primarily to ensure …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Trashigang

Chheki Wangchuk  Age: 53 years Village: Galing Gewog: Shongphu Qualification MA in Economics Work experience Lecturer Technical advisor CEO Freelance consultant Why should the people vote for you? I understand the aspirations of our people and the challenges they face during my humble career spanning over 26 years as an …

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Know Your NC Candidate: Thimphu

Leki Tshering Age: 39 years Village: Tshochenkha Gewog: Geney Qualification Bachelor of Education Work experience Teaching Why should the people vote for you? Coming from a teaching background, I always believed in imparting good values. So here I offer an option to the people of Thimphu dzongkhag to vote for …

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