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National Voter’s Day

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) celebrates the Fourth National Voters' Day (NVD) on 15th of September 2017 on the theme “Mission 2018: Participation By All In The 3rd Parliamentary Elections” in all 20 Dzongkhags. While the national function is being held in Gelegphug, Sarpang Dzongkhag, all Dzongkhags and Democracy

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[English Translation for reference purposes only]   The Election Commission of Bhutan would like to inform the general public that in order to ensure that the electorate are well-informed on the Candidates and able to make a meaningful choice as well as to facilitate Candidates to effectively communicate and present their manifestoes

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The Election Commission of Bhutan would like to inform the general public that subsequent to the Scrutiny of nominations of Candidates on 1stof September 2016 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature on 3rd of September the information related to the Candidates in the elections to Gewog Tshogde of

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[English Translation for reference purposes only] This is to notify the general public thatfurther to the notification calling the Second Phase of Second Local Government Election 2016 thenomination process through the Zomdus at the Chiwog/village levelsstarted from 11th of August with the last Zomdu beingheld on 28th of August 2016. With regard

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Final Delimitation Order

  The Delimitation Commission of Bhutan is pleased to announce the issuance of the Final Delimitation Order upon completion of the delimitation of the Dzongkhag Thromde Tshogde Tshogpa Demkhongs of the 15 Dzongkhag Thromdes of Bumthang, Dagana, Gasa, Haa, Lhuentse, Monggar, Paro, Punakha, Samtse, Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse, Trongsa, Tsirang, Wangdue Phodrang

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Seminar and Release of Reports on Study of the Determinants of Voter’s Choice and Women’s Participation in Elective Offices

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) in the Seminar conducted today presented highlights and Released (1) the Report on the Study of the Determinants of Voter’s Choice and Women’s Participation in Elective Offices that was undertaken by the Commission earlier this year and (2) the Workshop Report of the Regional

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The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) during its General Assembly being held in Delhi from 29th of October, 2014 elected Bhutan on the Executive Board

The Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) during its General Assembly being held in Delhi from 29th of October, 2014 elected Bhutan on the Executive Board along-with the Central Election Commission of Mongolia and NEC of Republic of Korea with the Election Commission of India as the Chair and Election Management

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It is being observed that media reports have been citing delimitation as the reason for many problems associated with Gewog and Thromde Boundaries. For instance, it has been reported in Trongsa that some people’s loss of rural benefits and having to pay urban taxes was because of their being within

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This is for kind information of the general public and electorate of the Nonong_Shumar Demkhong of Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag that the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has received the Writ for Election from the Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly of Bhutan declaring seat of Nanong_Shumar Demkhong as vacant vide

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The Election Commission of Bhutan met with the President Jigmi Y. Thinley of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), President Tshering Tobgay of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Dr. Tandi Dorji, Representative of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) on 10th of June 2013.   The main reason for calling the meeting was the issue of the

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The Election Commission of Bhutan would like to inform the general public on the cases related to the Primary Round Campaign Period, in addition to the seven cases reported earlier, which have been resolved as follows:     Case # 3: Statement by the President of the People’s Democratic Party     On the allegation of

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Declaration of the Results of the Bye-Elections and Local Government Elections in the Remaining Vacant Demkhongs, 2012

The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to inform the people of the Kingdom of Bhutan that the Bye-Elections and Local Government Elections in the Vacant Demkhongs of 17 Dzongkhags were successfully conducted on 3rd of November 2012. Only 2 Male Candidates contested the Bye-Elections for the post of Tshogpa in Trashi Yangtse and

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DEMOCRACY UP-CLOSE: A documentary Study of Bhutan’s First Local Government Elections

2 Excellency Mr. Freddy Svane, Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Kingdom of Bhutan, Mr. Henrik A. Nielsen, the outgoing Liaison Officer, Hon’ble Election Commissioners, Tek Bhadur Chhetri, new Liaison Officer, LOD, Pema Wangdi, LOD, Leki Dorji, the Author, Members of the Bhutanese media, Distinguished Guests, Colleagues from the Election Commission, Ladies and Gentlemen, 1. I am happy

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Declaration of the Results of the Bye-Elections 2012 and election in the vacant Demkhongs of Pema Gatshel and Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhags

The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to inform the people of Bhutan that the Polls of the Bye-Elections for the post of Gup, Ramjar Gewog under Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhag and Tshogpa of Maan_Tshelinggor Chiwog, Zobel Gewog under Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag and elections in the Vacant Demkhongs in these two

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