Local Level Elections 2017

Around 60per cent registered voters cast their ballots until 3pm

  • Local Level Elections 2017
- PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Kathmandu

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

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