Over 17.73m voters eligible for local level polls

This undated image shows the office of Election Commission Nepal in Kantipath, Kathmandu. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: There are a total of 17,733,723 voters eligible for the upcoming local level elections scheduled for May 13, according to the Election Commission (EC). The EC released the number of voters on Sunday.

A meeting of the EC fixed the total number of voters for the local level polls including 8,992,010 men, 8,741,530 women and 183 others, EC’s Assistant Spokesperson Surya Prasad Aryal said.

According to EC, Morang has the highest number with 715,223 voters while Manang counts the lowest number with 6,416. Jhapa and Kathmandu are ranked in the second and third with the highest number of voters while Mustang and Dolpa are ranked in the districts with the second and third lowest voters’ number.

The EC made the new provision making voters eligible if they turn 18 years on May 12 this year.

Aryal said 10,756 voting stations and 21,955 voting centres have been set for the local level polls.

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