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Preparations on for NC elections in Punakha

Punakha has received about 86 percent of conventional postal ballots sent from the dzongkhag. The dzongkhag issued 1,268 postal ballots to civil servants, armed forces working in other dzongkhags and to those who live overseas. Returning Officer has received 1,089 postal ballots until yesterday. Envelope A of the conventional postal …

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Haa readies for NC poll day

More than 130 polling officials were deployed yesterday for the National Council poll-day in 22 polling stations in Haa. Returning Officer (RO) Dorji T said that there are at least three security personnel in every polling station in the dzongkhag. Good coordination with the dzongkhag administration was critical in making …

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Zhemgang deploys 240 officials for poll day

Polling officials leave for their stations in Zhemgang

With only a day left for the National Council poll day, Zhemgang is all set with the preparations and processes. Officials from the returning officer’s (RO) office said that before sending the electronic voting machines (EVMs) to the polling station, all the machines were thoroughly checked to ensure it would …

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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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