Election Commission of Nepal. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has determined a total of 10,888 polling stations across the country for upcoming elections to the members of House of Representatives and province assembly set for November 20.
It may be noted that there were a total of 10,756 polling stations in the local level elections held on May 13 earlier this year.
The Election Commission reviewed the number of polling stations also considering the number of voters, convenience and security sensitivities in accordance with the Polling Station and Voting Centre Fixation Work Procedure, 2077.
The EC took the decision to make polling management effective and ensure easy access of voters to the voting process.
In line with the arrangements specified in the Working Procedure, the revision was also grounded on the recommendations received from the district polling station and voting center fixation recommendation committee.
The recommendations were also premised on several aspects such as voters’ density, access to polling station, building, communications, electricity, transport, status of infrastructure, security and geographical situation and consensus among electoral stakeholders.
According to the EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel, the number of polling station has reached 10,888.