National Council Election:2018
  • [The Royal Decree calling the National Council Elections and setting the process in motion – 15th of February 2018 (Thursday)]    [ECB Notification on the National Council Election Schedule- 16th of February 2018 (Friday)]   [Commencement of the Gewog Dhamngoi Zomdu Process in the Gewogs/Dzongkhag Thromdes to select Nominees – 24th of February 2018 (Saturday)]   [Last date for filing nomination – 19th of March 2018 (Monday)]   [Scrutiny of Nominations of Candidates – 20th of March 2018 (Tuesday)]    [Application for Election Campaign Fund by Candidates –  20th of March 2018 (Tuesday)]   [Commencement of the Election Campaign –  20th of March 2018 (Tuesday)]   [Freezing of the Electoral Roll – 21st of March 2018 (Wednesday)] [Release of the Election Campaign Fund, Last date for withdrawal of Candidature, Last date for receipt of Application for changes related to details from registered Postal Voters by Returning Officer, Returning Officer to initiate sending Postal Ballot to Registered Postal Voters- 36 22nd of March 2018 (Thursday)]   [Operation of Facilitation/ Mobile Booths – 12th, 13th & 14th of April 2018 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)   End of Election Campaign- 9 a.m. 18th of April 2018 (Wednesday)]  [Last day for receiving Postal Ballots – 19th of April 2018 (Thursday)]   [National Council Poll Day and Counting of Results – 20th of April 2018 (Friday)]    [Declaration of Results & Submission of the Results to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo,Start of Election Petition Period – 21st of April 2018 (Saturday)]   [Issuance of the Certificate of Election – 24th of April 2018 (Tuesday)]    [End of Election Petition Period – 8th of May 2018 (Tuesday)] 
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No Campaign Period and Exit Poll

This is for kind information of the general public that the “No Campaign Period” on Poll Day and 48 hours preceding it, provided under Section 305 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008, starts from 9:00 am of 18th of April 2018 till the closure of the Polls in all the 20 Dzongkhags on 20th of April 2018. During this period no one is allowed to publish, broadcast, or transmit any item that is in the nature of election campaign, supporting or opposing any Candidate in any media. However, the authorized campaign ...

News and Events

Training of Electoral Officials

The Election Commission of Bhutan started, today, the training programme for the Electoral Officers who will be deputed on election duty for the Third Parliamentary Elections 2018 as Returni...

Training of the Party Coordinators/Jabchorpas/Leyjepas in Dzongkhag

The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted training of the Party Coordinators/ Jabchorpas/ Leyjepas in the twenty Dzongkhags with the objective to enhance their knowledge on the following a...

ECB Officials Service Awards 2017

  On 13 th of December 2017, the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan congratulated and awarded the Service medals to the 12 employees of the ECB, in recognition of their dedica...

Training on Election Dispute Settlement

In preparation for the Parliamentary Election 2018, the Election Commission of Bhutan is conducting training on election dispute settlement covering all the twenty Dzongkhags. The partic...

Co-ordination workshop “Our Mission 2018”

A Co-ordination Workshop was held with the theme “Our Mission 2018” from 25 th to 27 th of October 2017 in The Great Fourth Auditorium, Democracy House in Thimphu. The main objective of the...


Poll Day of the National Council Elections, 2018


Declaration Of Result Of Shortlisted Candidates For The Post Of ERO

Dzongkhag Activities

Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag Election Office conducts ToT workshop to GAOs and other stakeholders to form the Team 2018 for Voter Education.

Sarpang Dzongkhag Election Office conducts awareness on Postal Ballot Facilities to Sarpang LSS.

Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag Election Office educating the trainees of TTI, Samthang on values of Democracy and Electoral processes for the Mission 2018: Successful Third Parliamentary Election.

Paro Dzongkhag Election Office conducts ToT workshop to GAOs and other stakeholders to form the Team 2018 for Voter Education.

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