Kathmandu: Voting has started for the election of members of the House of Representatives and the State Assembly. According to the Election Commission, voting can be done from 7 am to 5 pm in one step across the country.
This is the second election of the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly after entering the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Earlier in 2074, the elections of the House of Representatives and the State Assembly were held.
Elections were held for 275 seats in the House of Representatives directly and proportionally. Elections for 550 seats are held directly and proportionally in the state assembly. In all these 825 seats, a total of 12 thousand 93 people have contested the election. 2 thousand 412 candidates are in the election field for 165 direct seats in the House of Representatives.
2 thousand 402 candidates are competing for 110 proportional seats in the House of Representatives. Similarly, there are 3,224 candidatures for the 330 direct seats in the Provincial Assembly and 4,555 candidates for the 220 proportional seats.
The electoral roll of 1 crore 79 lakh 88 thousand 570 voters was published earlier by the commission. More than 12,000 candidates are competing in the elections for 825 seats in the state and House of Representatives. According to the Election Commission, 17,985,570 voters will exercise their right to vote for more than 12,000 candidates in the next election.
According to the data of the Commission, there are 12 thousand 93 candidates this time.
A total of 85 million 67 thousand 500 ballots were printed for the first election system of the representative and state assembly and 46 million 500 for the proportional election system of the representative assembly and the state assembly. 22 thousand 227 polling stations of 10 thousand 892 polling stations have been arranged for voters across the country.
Similarly, the commission said that around 450,000 temporary voters from 141 temporary polling stations and the polling stations they are assigned to will vote for the proportional election system of the House of Representatives.