Around 60per cent registered voters cast their ballots until 3pm
- Local Level Elections 2017
May 14, 2017-
Around 60 percent of voters cast their votes in the 281 local units of 34 districts until 3 pm on Sunday, the Election Commission (EC) said, signalling a good turnout.
According to the EC, 50-75 percent of votes were cast in the district of three provinces 3, 4 and 6.
Six districts—Sindhhupalchok, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Makwanpur, Mustang and Dolpa witnessed above 70 percent voting until 3 pm.
The elections were held peacefully across the except for a violent incident at Melung Village Council-1. A group of people vandalised a polling centre in Melung, and attempted to loot ballot papers and ballot boxes, forcing the security personnel to open fire in which a person was killed, the EC said.
It has been learnt that voting has been delayed in a polling centre at Namobuddha Municipality in Kavrepalanchok district until 3 pm, according to the EC.
Published: 14-05-2017 14:10