PDP and DNT get the high­est votes in Chukha

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The fi­nal elec­toral roll, af­ter due in­cor­po­ra­tion of changes re­ceived dur­ing the “Claims and Ob­jec­tions” pe­riod from 2nd till 12th of Au­gust 2018, has a to­tal of 4,38,663 reg­is­tered vot­ers of which 2,24,550 are fe­males and 2,14,113 males as on 1st of July 2018, the qual­i­fy­ing date for the NA Elec­tions 2018.

While the to­tal num­bers of reg­is­tered vot­ers un­der Chukha Dzongkhag is 25,057 with 14,320 for Bongo – Chapcha con­stituency and 10,737 for Phuentshogling con­stituency. The to­tal num­ber of male is 12,437 and fe­male is 12,620.

Peo­ple's Demo­cratic Party (PDP) and Druk Nyam­rup Tshogpa (DNT) se­cure the high­est num­ber of votes in Bongo-Chapcha and Phuentshol­ing con­stituen­cies re­spec­tively.

Bongo-Chapchha con­stituency un­der Chukha Dzongkhag, they had 7,036 male reg­is­tered vot­ers, that ac­counts to 49.13 per­cent and 7,284 fe­male vot­ers that ac­counts to 50.87 per­cent of the to­tal num­bers of reg­is­tered vot­ers 14,320.

Of Bongo-Chapcha's 14,320 reg­is­tered vot­ers, 6,677 voted on elec­tronic vot­ing ma­chine (EVM) and 2970 votes through postal bal­lot ser­vice. Seven votes of postal bal­lot were re­jected.

In the Bongo-Chapcha's con­stituency, PDP lead both postal bal­lot and EVM votes.

PDP se­cured 4,413 votes, fol­lowed by DNT with 3,139, and Druk Phuen­sum Tshogpa (DPT) with 1,273, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) se­cured 822 votes.

Phuentshol­ing Demkhong had, male reg­is­tered vot­ers with 5,401, that ac­counts to 50.30 per­cent and fe­male reg­is­tered vot­ers with 5,336, which ac­counts to 49.70 per­cent of the to­tal reg­is­tered vot­ers 10,737.

DNT got 2,685 votes and PDP with 2,364 votes un­der Phuentshogling con­stituency/

Of 10,737 reg­is­tered vot­ers in Phuentshol­ing, 1,521 availed of postal bal­lot ser­vice.

The of­fice of the re­turn­ing of­fi­cer re­ceived 903 postal bal­lots through fa­cil­i­ta­tion booth and 248 by con­ven­tional bal­lot. Four­teen bal­lots got re­jected dur­ing the count­ing.

Mean­while, DNT se­cured the high­est vote in both cat­e­gories, fol­lowed by PDP, DPT and BKP re­spec­tively.

Vot­ers queue at one of the polling sta­tions un­der Chukkha Dzongkhag for the pri­mary round of third par­lia­men­tary elec­tion last Satur­day

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