Vote recount in Kritipur Municipality-2 after unsigned ballot papers found

May 17, 2017

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Kathmandu - An agreement has been reached to recount votes for Kirtipur Municipality-2 following the recovery of 10 ballot papers not bearing signatures of election officers during the vote count.

Consultations between representatives of various political parties decided to this effect following a minor dispute over the matter.

Election officer Gajendra Bahadur Singh admitted to faults of election office employees in relation to the recovery of unsigned ballot papers. However, vote count in other wards-3 and 4 is going on, he informed. 

Vote counting halted in Nuwakot's Panchakanya-3

Nuwakot - Vote counting has been suspended for Panchakanya Rural Municipality -3 in Nuwakot district after 18 more ballot papers than the total number of people who voted under the local-level election there were found in the ballot box.
According to returning officer Durga Prasad Chalise, 18 excess ballot papers were found inside the ballot box from the Devakidharam Lower Secondary School polling booth at Panchakanya Rural Municipality -3 as against the 1,535 voters who cast their ballot.

Chalise said following this discovery there was disagreement among the local political parties which led to the suspension of vote counting. The CPN (UML)'s local committee rooted for counting the excess votes as well arguing that they were valid whereas the other parties have rejected this. RSS

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