Voter turnout at 82.87% in postal fa­cil­i­ta­tion and mo­bile booth

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Staff Re­porter

The three days postal bal­lot fa­cil­i­ta­tion and mo­bile booths vot­ing saw a high turnout of 82.87% held from Oc­to­ber 10 to 12 in 65 booths across 20 Dzongkhags.

There were to­tal 102363 reg­is­tered postal vot­ers, of which 46598 were male and 55765 fe­male. The Lhuentse Dzongkhag recorded high­est voter turnout at 95.77% fol­lowed by Tsir­ang at 94.12. the low­est was recorded at Thim­phu at 80.14% and Paro at 80.16%.

Ac­cord­ing to Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Bhutan (ECB), the postal bal­lots cast were, as per the pro­ce­dure, handed over to Bhutan Post at the end of each day for de­liv­ery to re­spec­tive Re­turn­ing Of­fi­cers for count­ing on the Poll Day, Oc­to­ber 18.

“The to­tal num­ber of postal bal­lot en­velopes were checked against the Elec­toral Roll Search Sys­tem (ERSS) used in the booths to en­sure that the num­ber of reg­is­tered vot­ers ver­i­fied against the ERSS and issued Postal Bal­lots match the num­ber of postal bal­lot en­velopes handed over to Bhutan Post to en­sure there are no mis­takes or er­rors of any kind in the process,” ac­cord­ing to ECB.

ECB press re­lease stated that both the par­ties had been in­vited and re­minded of their right to ap­point rep­re­sen­ta­tives to ob­serve and wit­ness the process.

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