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Haa is ready for poll-day

About 110 polling officials have been deployed to 22 polling stations in Haa for the poll day. Bji-Kartsho-Eusu constituency has eight constituencies and Sombaykha 14. The furthest polling station in Sombaykha constituency is Sertena. Sombaykha’s Returning officer (RO), Jambay Dorjee, said that polling officials reached Sertena non-formal education centre on …

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10 postal ballots rejected in Trashiyangtse 

Since the opening of envelope A of the postal ballot began on October 16, the office of the returning officer until yesterday has rejected 10 ballots in Trashiyangtse. The two constituencies in Trashiyangtse received 6,279 postal ballots, 3,246 male and 3,033 female by 7pm yesterday. The office of the RO …

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Wangdue and Punakha prepared for poll day

Officials set up a polling station

With the deployment of the polling officials to the polling stations and all the polling stations set up, Wangdue and Punakha are ready for the poll day of the general election of the third parliamentary election. The voters can vote at the polling stations from 9am to 5pm. Except for few polling stations, …

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Pemagatshel rejects 42 ballots

The three constituencies in Pemagatshel received a total of 10,230 postal ballots, of which 2,426 were conventional ballots and 7,804 were facilitation ballots as of 5pm yesterday. Constituency wise, Khar-Yurung constituency received more postal ballots than other two constituencies. The office of the returning officer in Nganglam constituency received 2,572 …

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ECB warns DNT candidate for third party campaigning

Druk Nymdrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Dewathang-Gomdar candidate Thinley Namgyel and two respondents were warned by Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for third party campaigning yesterday. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) dzongkhag coordinator, Tshering Dorji, lodged the complaint on October 16. As evidence, Tshering Dorji also submitted a video recording to the ECB. …

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Samtse expects more voters today

Voters from other parts of the country arrive in Samtse to cast their votes and celebrate dassain tomorrow

With hundreds of people coming in to vote today and celebrate Dassain tomorrow, Samtse town was busy yesterday. Taxis, bolero pickups and buses were all packed. Until late in the evening, people hassled to find vehicles. The town’s parking was filled with people from everywhere heading to Dorokha, Tashichholing (Sipsu), …

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17 ballots rejected in Chukha

Officials open envelope A

The office of the Returning Officer (RO) in Chukha received 1106 conventional postal ballots and 3827 facilitation ballots yesterday. Phuentsholing constituency has 10,737 voters of which 5,401 are female and 5336 male voters while Bongo_Chapcha constituency has 7,036 male and 7,284 female voters with total of 14,320 registered voters. While …

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Lam Netens visit India

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, 18 Lam Netens and representatives of the Central Monastic Body from Bhutan are on a two-week visit to India starting October 15. The visit is made at the invitation of the Embassy of India in Bhutan and the Ministry of External Affairs of …

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CSO employee warned for campaigning

The election commission has issued a warning to a Tarayana foundation official Sonam Jamtsho, who is currently working in Ney in Gangzur gewog for allegedly campaigning for Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) in the villages including Tsaenkhar in Lhuentse. The decision came following a case filed by DPT’s dzongkhag coordinator alleging …

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Trashigang sees 31 more postal voters

Election officials at the returning officer’s office in Trashigang open envelope A of the postal ballot yesterday

The two political parties would be anticipating a higher postal ballot support in the general elections in Trashigang. Of the total 47,614 registered voters in the dzongkhag, the highest in the country, 19,298 would be voting using the postal ballot facility (conventional and facilitation booths). This is an increase of …

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