KATHMANDU: Voting for the election of members of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly started at 7:00 am today.
Voters have been casting votes at polling centres since early morning. The number of women voters is seen significantly high in the polling centres.
Arrangements have been made to give priority to senior citizens, persons with disabilities and the pregnant for voting. The voting is taking place by putting ‘swastika’ stamp on four separate ballot papers for the first-past-the-post and proportional representation system of the elections.
A total of 17,988,570 voters are eligible to vote in the election, for which 22,227 polling booths in 10,892 polling centres have been established. Voting will continue till 5:00 pm.