Election Commission completes printing ballot papers for Nov 20 elections

Ballot papers printed at Janak Education Material Centre Limited
Ballot papers printed at Janak Education Material Centre Limited

Kathmandu, November 4

The Election Commission says it has completed printing ballot papers for the November 20 elections.

The commission says ballots for the House of Representatives elections and the elections for all seven provincial assemblies have been printed.

The commission had assigned the Janak Education Material Centre Limited to print the papers. The centre was given a deadline of October 6, but it completed the task two days in advance, according to Election Commissioner Ram Prasad Bhandari.

He says the commission has printed 80.394 million real ballot papers and 2.2 million sample papers for the first-past-the-post (direct) elections. The commission has printed 40 million ballot papers for the proportional representation elections.

“We have already sent the ballots to Karnali, Sudurpaschim, Lumbini and Gandaki provinces,” he says, “The most challenging task of printing has been over. We will transport them to the districts smoothly.”

Despite calls to adopt electronic voting, Nepal has been using traditional ballots to cast votes.

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