Names of deceased still in voter list in Baglung – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

Names of deceased still in voter list in Baglung - The Himalayan Times - Nepal's No.1 English Daily Newspaper

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BALEWA, DECEMBER 11

The Election Commission is all set to conduct a special campaign for the people who are yet to register their names in the voter list in Baglung.

There are people who go to the District Election Office and register their names in the voters’ list during the special campaigns or at other times. However, no one is interested in removing the name of a deceased family member from the list.

Following the death of a voter, a form has to be filled to remove his/ her name from the list. “The number of people who come to remove the name of a deceased person is nil,” said District Election Officer Narayan Dutta Sharma Dhungana.

As this facility can be availed only from the District Election Office, its general public who have to face the problem. Political parties have urged the office to launch a campaign to remove the names of deceased voters.

“There must be a provision to fill the election form at the time of registration of death, which is done at the municipality level,” said Harihar Sharma, secretary of the Nepali Congress Baglung.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 12, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.

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