All ballot boxes secured at district headquarters

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 30, 2017-

Ballot boxes from all polling centres have arrived at respective headquarters of all the 32 districts where the first phase elections of the federal parliament and provincial assembly were held on Sunday. 

The Election Commission (EC) said on Wednesday that ballot boxes have been brought to the district headquarters and secured. 

“All the ballot boxes of the first phase of elections have arrived in headquarters 

of respective districts and there are adequate security arrangements,” said EC Spokesperson Navaraj Dhakal.  

The EC had used choppers to transport ballot boxes from remote districts which are not connected with the road networks. 

All the ballot boxes will be kept at the district headquarters until the second phase of elections scheduled for December 7. Vote counting will start only after the completion of the second phase of elections. 

Chief election officers and election officers have been entrusted with task of keeping ballot boxes safe with assistance from security agencies.

Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Army are providing security to the ballot boxes. Besides, representatives of political parties are also present at the locations where the ballot boxes have been kept. 

Published: 30-11-2017 08:14

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