Voting underway in local level elections 2079

Voting underway in local level elections 2079

 Fri, 13 May 2022
 
Kathmandu, May 13 (RSS):  Voting is underway in the local level elections that kicked off at all 753 units across the country simultaneously at 7:00 am today.    


Voting is underway in 21, 955 polling centres fixed at 10,756 polling stations across the country and it will continue till 5:00 pm today.  

  
 People will be electing a total of 35,221 representatives who include mayors/ chiefs and deputy mayors/ deputy chiefs, ward chairs, Dalit women members, women members and open ward members through today's election taking place for the second time since the country switched to a federal set-up.    


It may be noted that 390 candidates have been already elected unopposed in the election and it happened following the nomination registration of a single candidacy for the required post.    


According to the EC, 65 political parties are taking part in the election though it had registered 79 parties for the election purposes.    


A total of 109,088 employees have been deputed in the election while the number of volunteers is 65,865 and the observers is 5,000.