Every vote counts
The election fever is high in the air and all the candidates are not leaving any stones unturned to convince the voters. Across the length and breadth of the country all the voters are blessed with pledges and promises for the next five years.
The voting at the postal facilitation booth is over on Friday and about 82.9% of the voters have cast their franchise. The registered postal voters of 102,363 which amount to about 30% of the total registered voters had exercised their adult franchise through the postal facilitation booth. These voters are critical in deciding which party will form the next government.
A long queue at the postal facilitation booth despite the scorching sun proves that the voter’s turnout has been good this time. The Election Commission of Bhutan has accommodated more voters in the postal ballot list this time enabling more eligible voters to vote through postal ballot.
Most of the booths have been operating beyond their operating schedules. This indicates the electorates had understood the value of taking part in the democratic process and getting the right candidate who can look into the welfare of the people and the nation.
As the voting dates get nearer and nearer the two political parties seems desperate and accusations and counter accusations are already getting into our election process. The accusations on the social media have topped the list of complaints received by the Election Commission of Bhutan.
The ECB as per their wisdom and power vested upon them has been very judicious in provide fair treatment of the all cases received by them. Some of defaulters have been reprimanded and some of them have been slapped with penalties.
With about five days to go for the polls our voters must have decided which party to vote. With highly unpredictable voters in the country it will be difficult even for the political pundits to predict which party will win.
However for all the voters we must think of the party that will bring about overall development in the country, strengthen our security and sovereignty will be an ideal choice.
As we head to the polling booth we must vote for the right candidate and fulfill ourselves as a worthy citizen. We will get chance to vote for the next government in only five years, therefore please vote wisely and not lament afterwards.
Every vote counts and be a responsible citizen.