EC publishes voters’ list for NA electionThe Election Commission on Sunday published a voters’ list for the National Assembly election scheduled for February 7.
The Election Commission on Sunday published a voters’ list for the National Assembly election scheduled for February 7.
The list, accompanied with photographs, position, local body or electoral constituency representing the voter and voter’s number, has also been posted on EC’s official website besides publishing it in the offices of election officers in seven provinces.
There are a total 2,056 voters, comprising 1,506 chief and deputy chiefs of local governments and 550 provincial assembly members. As per the ordinance on
the National Assembly election, weightage of a vote of provincial assembly member is 48 while it is 18 in the case of local government representatives.
As per the EC list, at 379 Province 2 has the highest number of voters among seven provinces, followed by Province 1 with 367, Province 3 (348).
But the weightage of a vote cast by provincial assembly members and that cast by chiefs and deputy chiefs of local governments will be different.
EC Spokesperson Navaraj Dhakal said that the process moved a step closer to the NA election with the publication of voters list. The EC will publish the final list of voters on Tuesday after taking into consideration complaints against any voter, he added.
As per the election schedule, candidates can file their nomination until January 24 and the EC will issue election symbols to the parties on January 29. The NA election will be conducted from 10am till 3pm on February 7, the EC said. The voters will elect 56 members in the 59-member National Assembly through a secret ballot, while three are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the government, according to the constitution.
They will elect 42 members under the single transferable voting (STV) system, while 14 will be directly elected. Of the eight members to be elected from each province, six including three women will be elected under the STV system while one member each will be elected from the Dalit and disabled or minority communities through direct voting or first-past-the-post (FPTP) system.
As the votes cannot be transferred from one candidate to another for candidates from Dalit and disabled or minority communities due to their single seats, the FPTP system will be adopted for their elections.
A total of 21 political parties are contesting the Upper House Election.