PDP and DNT get the highest votes in Chukha
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