Stories Tagged 'Invalid votes'
The percentage of invalid votes in the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system of the election to the member of House of Representatives is 5.18 on an average throughout the country.
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Around 70 percent votes cast for a candidate during the recently held local elections were invalid, according to a report by an organisation that observed the polls.
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Pointing to a large number of invalid votes during the first phase of local level elections, three organisations have alleged that the Election Commission has failed to introduce adequate measures for decreasing the invalid ballot percentage in the second phase.
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Invalid votes in most of the Tarai districts, particularly in the eight districts of Province 2, remained higher compared to the Hill districts during the two Constituent Assembly elections held in 2008 and 2013, showing the need for an effective voter education drive ahead of the local elections scheduled for May 14.
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