Every vote counts
The Election commission of Bhutan had put lots of effort to educate and give awareness to the voters related to the elections around the country; however, much needs to do.
People from all walk of life attend the program as to cast their vote is their right. On the other hand, the Election Commission of Bhutan needs to focus especially for the old aged person as they don’t understand what the election means. Many youths residing in the urban areas do not care about voting.
Those people who are literate and know about the election needs to take some responsibilities to educate those illiterate and younger generations.
Voter education should includes information on when, where and how to register to vote because many of voters fail to do and at last rush to the polling station without having any clue. There are instances that some voters are not able to vote because they failed to get their voter identity card.
The result of the third parliamnetary primary round of election saw a overall voter turnout at 66.36% which is a good, it could be better.
While significant nos of postal ballots being re- jected during the primary round of elections shows concerns that something is wrong somewhere. Most of the ballots were rejected due to the filling of wrongs details of the voter’s or putting the secret ballot on the wrong envelope.
With the third round of election all registered voters must take the responsibility to put the correct details and making sure that you ticked the right candidate. With the increase in the voter’s awareness program through various media, voter’s responsibility increases.
In democracy the majority wins the race and with limited participation from the voters the whole process of electoral voting is defeated and much of the government resources is gone down the drain.
The introduction of the facilitation booths had seen lesser nos of postal ballot being rejected as the polling officials help in getting the job done at the polling stations. Voters may opt for this system to avoid rejected of your secret ballots.
As the country prepares for the general round and most of the postal ballots might be on the way now. After we received the ballots please make sure we fill the right details and sent it back properly.
Be a wise citizenry as every vote counts