Kathmandu: Election materials and officials have been deployed in all the polling stations in Kaski district for the elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assembly scheduled to take place on November 20.
Chief of Gandaki Province Election Office Humnath Parajuli said that the officials have reached all 344 polling centres of all three constituencies along with the election materials.
It is said that 2,752 officials have been assigned in the district for the election.
Likewise, provisions have been made for reporting for the media persons based on the identity cards of the concerned media house.
Similarly, Chief District Officer of Kaski Tek Bahadur KC said that security provisions have been ensured to hold the elections in a free and fearless manner.
Election materials, officials sent in helicopters in upper Dolpa
Election materials, security personnel and officials have been sent in helicopters in 12 polling centres in upper Dolpa. Of the total 68 polling centres in the district, 22 polling centres are in the upper region.
Chief Returning Officer Baburam Subedi stated that the election materials and officials are supplied by the Nepali Army helicopters in Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality, Chharka Tang Song Rural Municipality and Shey Phoksundo Rural Municipality. The polling centres in the upper Dolpa take some one week to reach there on foot.
According to Subedi, request has been made to the Election Commission to bring those officials and ballot boxes after the completion of the voting due to geographical remoteness of the region and heavy snowfall.
Subedi said that demands were made to supply the election materials in helicopters in all 22 polling centres in upper Dolpa but supplies were made only for 12 polling centres based on need.