Choose the right candidate
About 906 aspiring candidates stood for the post of Gups at the Zomdus at the chiwog and village levels at the election held from 11 August with the last Zomdus held on 28 August 2016.
A total 0f 1,052 Zomdu were conducted by total of 90 teams from the respective Dzongkhag Election Authority in the 205 Gewogs and Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde of the 20 Dzongkhag.
A total of 101,060 voters, which is just over 25 percent of the eligible voter population, turned out to participate in the Zomdus.
A total of 906 of which 50 were female and 856 were males stood for the Gup nomination at the Zomdus where 616 consisting of 50 female of 54percent and 589 males of 69 percent were selected for the final round of election to be held on 27th of this month.
All 58 Returning Officers in 20 Dzongkhags readying the Postal Ballot packaged to be dispatched to the individual’s postal voters who had applied to exercise own franchise rights and participate in second historic LG Election 2016. The last day for submission of postal ballot application ended yesterday.
The final electoral roll, after due incorporation of changes received from the Dzongkhags during the “Claims and Objections” period from 20th to 30th of July 2016, has a total of 402,089 voters of which 205,219 are fe- males and 196,870 are males as on 1st of July 2016, the qualifying date for the second phase of second local government elections 2016.
Out of the total registered voters in the country, 78,218 have registered as Postal Voters for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections 2016. However the nos applying for the postal ballot may be lesser than that and the will miss the chance to vote in person also.
In Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde, one female and 2 male aspiring candidates out of which 1 female and 1 male were selected to the contest for the post of Thrompon.
The security of the nomination paper has been carried out on 1st of September with the last date of withdrawal of candidature ended yesterday with the starting of election campaign. A dispute each has been appealed to the central dispute settlement body from Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde and Loong- Nyi Gewog of Paro Dzongkhag.
The last date for receipt of application for postal ballot by the returning officer is on the 26th of September 2016 before 5 PM and the nation will go on polls on the 27th of this month. The poll day on the 27th of September 2016 shall be declared as national holiday in the 20 Dzngkhags.
Now with all set for the second phase of second local government election it become a sacred responsibility to caste our vote for the right candidate.