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Declaration of the Results of Bye-Election to North Thimphu Thromde_Kawang_ Lingzhi_Naro_Soe Demkhong of Thimphu Dzongkhag, 2016

The Election Commission of Bhutan under Section 457 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008, hereby notifies the general public that Tshering of People’s Democratic Party has been elected as the Representative from North Thimphu Thromde_Kawang_Lingzhi_Naro_Soe National Assembly Demkhong of Thimphu Dzongkhag at the Polls held on

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Notification: Public Debate

The Election Commission of Bhutan hereby notifies the general public that the Public Debate for the National Assembly Bye-Election Candidates for Thimphu North Thromde_Kawang_ Lingzhi_Naro_Soe National Assembly demkhong of Thimphu Dzongkhag shall be conducted in collaboration with the BBS TV, on Thursday, 27th of October 2016 at the Multipurpose Hall,

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Declaration of the Results of the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan

The Election Commission of Bhutan, as required under Section 457 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008, is pleased to hereby declare the Election Results of the Polls for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections 2016 held in the 205 Gewogs of the 20 Dzongkhags, Dzongkhag Thromde Tshogde

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Declaration of the Results of the Dzongkhag Thromde Elections of Gelegphu, Phuentshogling and Thimphu Dzongkhags

The Election Commission of Bhutan, as required under Section 457 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008, is pleased to hereby declare the result of the Thromde Elections held on 25th of January 2015 for the three Dzongkhag Thromdes of Gelegphu, Phuentshogling and Thimphu.   Download [English][Dzongkha] View Result [Here]

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Issuance of the Draft Electoral Roll of the Thimphu, Phuentshogling and Gelegphu Thromdes for Public Inspection and Filing of Claims and Objections

The Election Commission of Bhutan as required under Section 112 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008, is pleased to notify the public that the Draft Electoral Roll for the Dzongkhag Thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentshogling and Gelegphu is hereby being issued for public inspection and filing of

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Vacancy Announcement

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in accordance with Section 41 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 and Chapter 4 of the Election Commission of Bhutan Service Rules and Regulations 2015 hereby announces the vacancy for:     Sl. No Post No. of slot Position level Place of Posting Remarks 1. Security Guard 2 ESP Head Quarter Preference will be given

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Final FLT Results for Three Dzongkhag Thromdes of Gelegphu, Phuentshogling and Thimphu

Final FLT Results for Three Dzongkhag Thromdes of Gelegphu, Phuentshogling and Thimphu (Held on 7th of December 2015) Sl. No Dzongkhag Thromde Name Name (Dzongkha) CID No. DoB Written (60) Viva Voce (40) Total (100) Remarks 1 Chhukha Phuentshogling Damcho Tshering དམ་ཆོས་ ཚེ་རིང། 11003000041 1/1/1962 49 35 84 Passed 2 Mani Kumar Rai མ་ནི་ ཀུ་མར་ རའི། 10211001377 5/7/1983 55 30.0 85 Passed 3 Nirkanta Bhujel ནིར་'ཀཱན་རྟ་ བུ་ཇེལ། 10212000057 9/7/1968 23 13 36 Fail 4 Pravath Rai པྲཱ་བཱཏ་ རའི། 20201000359 1/1/1988 46 22.0 68 Passed 5 Renuka Rai རེ་ནུ་ཀ་ རའི། 20201000265 1/1/1987 52 27 79 Passed 6 Tshewang Dorji ཚེ་་དབང་ རྡོེ། 11203003087 1/1/1969 45.0 35.7 81 Passed 7 Sarpang Gelegphu Chimi འཆི་མེད། 11306001774 1/1/1974 37.5 24 62 Passed 8 Damber Bdr. Monger གྲམ་བར་ བྷ་དུར་ མང་གར། 11306002120 1/1/1964 46 24 70 Passed 9 Dil Bdr. Pradhan དིལ་ བྷ་དུར་ པར་དན། 21306000202 1/1/1974 34.2 24 58 Passed 10 Rudra Mani Dulal རུ་ད་ར་ མ་ནི

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Training on Mapping, GIS operations and Fundamentals as Election Management tools.

  A team of 15 officials from the Dzongkhag Election Offices and the Election Commission of Bhutan are in Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands for training on Mapping, GIS operations and Fundamentals as Election Management tools. They will also be visiting the Electoral Council, The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry, Statistical Bureau and

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Vacancy Announcement

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in accordance with Section 41 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 and Chapter 4 of the Election Commission of Bhutan Service Rules and Regulations 2015 hereby announces the vacancy for:   Sl No Post No. of Slot Position Level Qualification Place of Posting 1 Personal Assistant 1 s5 Class XII passed. Preference will

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Declaration of the Results of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament National Council (BCP-NC) Elections 2015

The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to declare the Election Results of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament National Council (BCP-NC) Elections, 2015 for information of the general public.   Out of the total 140 Candidates who contested the Bhutan Children’s Parliament National Council (BCP-NC) Elections, the 20 who have been elected by

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Declaration of the Results of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament National Assembly (BCP-NA) Elections 2015

The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to declare the Election Results of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament National Assembly (BCP-NA) Elections, 2015 for information of the general public.   Out of the total 153 Candidates who contested the Bhutan Children’s Parliament National Assembly (BCP-NA) Elections, the 43 who have been elected by

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First-ever Bhutan Children’s Parliament Election for the Post of BCP National Council and BCP National Assembly Members

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in pursuance to Sections 5, 6, 9 10 and 11 of Article 3 of the Constitution of the Bhutan Children’s Parliament of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2015, hereby calls Election for the post of Member of Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP Election 2015)     The Election Schedule and the details concerning

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Bye-Election Notification

The Election Commission of Bhutan had called the Bye-Elections for:  Gup in Kawang Gewog under Thimphu Dzongkhag; Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa in Phootsena_Ngatse Chiwog, Gakiling Gewog under Haa Dzongkhag; Kachhen_Kuchhen Chiwog, Tendruk Gewog, Samtse Dzongkhag; and Phuensoomgang Chiwog, Gosarling Gewog, Tsirang Dzongkhag vide notification No.ECB/ CECNOTIF-01/2015/1435, on 16th of July 2015, with the Poll Day on 14th of

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Notification

This is to inform that the Delimitation of Dzongkhag Thromdes in 15 Dzongkhags and Dzongkhag Yenlag Thromdes in 18 Dzongkhags were completed and notified vide Delimitation Commission of Bhutan’s Notification No: DC/CHAIR/2015/1430 dated 15th of July 2015.   Accordingly, all Registered Voters of the affected Gewogs and Chiwogs with their Mitsi under Dzongkhag Thromdes and Dzongkhag

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Bye-Election Notification

Bye-Elections for the Post of Gup in Kawang Gewog under Thimphu Dzongkhag and Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa in Phootsena_Ngatse  Chiwog of Gakiling Gewog under Haa Dzongkhag, Kachhen_Kuchhen Chiwog of Tendruk Gewog under Samtse Dzongkhag and Phuensoomgang Chiwog of Gosarling Gewog under Tsirang Dzongkhag The Election Commission of Bhutan, in pursuance to Sections

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Public Hearings

This is to inform all the general public that Public Hearings on the draft Delimitation Plan of Thromde Tshogde Tshogpa Demkhongs of fifteen Dzongkhag Thromdes will be conducted as per the following Schedule:     Sl.No Dzongkhag Thromdes Date Venue 1 Dagana 6th of July 2015 Dagana HSS 2 Gasa 6th of July 2015 DT Hall 3 Paro 6th of July 2015 Paro College of Education 4 Trongsa 6th of July

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Draft Delimitation Plan

Draft Delimitation Plan Of  the Dzongkhag Thromde Tshogde Tshogpa Demkhongs (DTTTDs) of the 15 Dzongkhag Thromdes (DTs)   The Delimitation Commission of Bhutan is pleased to hereby issue the Draft Delimitation Plan of the Dzongkhag Thromde Tshogde Tshogpa Demkhongs (DTTTDs) of the 15 Dzongkhag Thromdes (DTs).   The allocation and determination of the Demkhong boundaries was

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Declaration of the results of the Functional Literacy and Possession of Skills Test

The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to declare the Result of Functional Literacy and Possession of Skills Test (FLT) conducted for the Bye-Election for Yorbo Chiwog under Goenshari Gewog, Punakha Dzongkhag on 8th of June 2015 and the following Candidates are awarded with Certificate. Sl.no Index no.         Name        CID Viva (40%) Written

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Vacancy Announcement

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in accordance with Section 41 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 and Chapter 4 of the Election Commission of Bhutan Service Rules and Regulations 2010 hereby re-announces the vacancy for:   Sl. No Post No. of slot Position level Qualification Place of Posting 1 Audio Visual Technician 1 S2 Diploma/ Certificate in Audio

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Shortlisted candidates for Messenger and Security Guard

The shortlisted candidates shall report to the Election Commission of Bhutan for interview on 13th of May, 2015, Wednesday at 10:00 AM with your original documents.   Please contact HRD at 351402 during office hours   Shortlisted candidates for post of Messenger Sl# Name CIDNo Contact No Cl-X marks (%) Remarks 1 Pema Gyeltshen 11513001780 17433208 65.33 Shortlisted 2 Sonam Choden 11506004021 17883576 62.83 Shortlisted 3 Sangay Tenzin 10602001325 17522749 62.83 Shortlisted 4 Rinchen Letho 12001001683 17666915 62.4 Shortlisted 5 Naki 11608003631 17816112 62.33 Shortlisted 6 Dhan Maya Tamang 11809001603 17828006/ 77409382 59.66 7 Dawa Tshering 10906001850 17699643 57.8 8 Lungten Pelmo 11902001294 17445195 56.5 9 Nim Dem 10310000798 17893364 56.5 10 Yeshi Lhaden 10503000041 17966577/ 17430054 56.2 11 Sherab

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Vacancy Announcement

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in accordance with Section 41 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 and Chapter 4 of the Election Commission of Bhutan Service Rules and Regulations 2010 hereby announces the following vacancies: Sl. No Post No. of slot Position level Qualification Place of Posting 1 Audio Visual Technician 1 S2 5 years experience with

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Bye-Election for the Post of Gup in Monggar Gewog under Monggar Dzongkhag, and Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa in Brekha_Merengzor Chiwog of Khaling Gewog under Trashigang Dzongkhag

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in pursuance to Sections 577 and 579 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008, and Sections 33 and 34 of the Local Government Act, 2009, hereby calls The Bye-Elections for the post of Gup in Monggar Gewog under Monggar Dzongkhag and Gewog

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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 Chief Election Commissioner of Election Commission of Bhutan will lead a two member delegation to attend the Fifth Forum of Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) Kathmandu, Nepal

The Chief Election Commissioner of Election Commission of Bhutan will lead a two member delegation to attend the Fifth Forum of Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) Kathmandu to be held in Kathmandu on November 29th  and 30th  on the theme Regulating Election Campaign Finance: Ensuring Free and Fair

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News Release

The Election Commission of Bhutan as per Chapter 4, Section 11 of Election Commission of Bhutan Service Rules and Regulations 2010, inducted replacement Officers as notified earlier. Orientation program for them were conducted from 5th to 18th of November, 2014 at the Head Office of Election Commission of Bhutan to

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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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Consultation Meeting on Determinants of Voter’s Choice and Ways to Facilitate Women’s Participation in Elective Offices amongst the Election Commissions of South Asia

The Election Commission of Bhutan held  a two-day Consultation Meeting on Determinants of Voter’s Choice and Ways to Facilitate Women’s Participation in Elective Offices amongst the Election Commissions of South Asia  from 14th -15th of October at Paro. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Election Management Bodies of

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Vacancy Announcement

The Election Commission of Bhutan, in accordance with section 41 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 and Chapter 4 of the ECBSRR, 2010 hereby announces the following vacancies since the former employees resigned from these posts:   Sl. No Post No. of slot Position level Qualification Place of Posting 1 Dzongkhag Electoral Registration Officer 2 P5 Bachelor Degree

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Lost and Found

Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to inform the concern individuals who have lost their driving license. The details are as below: Mr. Pema Wangdi, CID No. 11102003679, Mr. Jigme Tshewang, CID No. 11704002067, Mr. Kencho Dorji, CID No. 11907000651, Mr. Tara Bdr. Pradhan, CID No. 11309002608, Mr. Seebacher Franz(Austria), ID/card No. L 081242750, The above

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FOR COMMENTS

The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to share this DRAFT “Guidelines for Administration and Management of Support and Assistance provided to Registered Political Parties in the Kingdom of Bhutan for their Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building, 2014”.   Kindly send in your valuable comments to tshewangp@gmail.com for incorporation to be adopted

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Opening Statement of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan

Election Commission of Bhutan       Opening Statement of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan         Seminar on Lessons Learnt from the Study Tour to Denmark by Political Parties of Bhutan 25th of July 2014   Honoured Dignitaries, Members of diplomatic corps, Representative of International and Bilateral Offices, Members of Parliament, Members of Political Parties, Members of

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Press Release

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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NOTIFICATION

The Election Commission of Bhutan in continuation to its:   (1) Communication No.: ECB/CEC-02/2013/2556 dated 21st of March 2013 addressed to the Secretary of Ministry of Education and copies endorsed to all registered Political Parties of Bhutan; and   (2) Notification No.: ECB/PEF-8/2014/1977 dated 26th of May 2014 wherein Parties were required to

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News Release

A three member delegation of the Bhutanese Election Commission (ECB) led by the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, Dasho KunzangWangdi, returned from a visit to India. The delegation held discussion with Election Commission of India (ECI) to foster mutual cooperation and relations between the two Electoral Management Bodies (EMBs) on

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News Release

At the invitation of the Chief Election Commissioner of India His Excellency Shri V. S. Sampath, the Election Commissioner of Bhutan Dasho Kunzang Wangdi will lead a delegation on a four day visit to New Delhi, India on 4th of June 2014.   During the visit the Bhutanese delegation would felicitate the

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For Comments

FOR COMMENTS: The Election Commission of Bhutan has prepared this document on “Political Participation” incorporating feedback received during Learning from Experience Programme workshops carried out in 2013. Please send your feedback to: dawaten@hotmail.com   Draft copies of the documents are shared with key stakeholders, for further comments. The same is placed herewith

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CEC visits Indonesia

Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, accompanied by a senior officer of ECB, left for Indonesia on 20th of April 2014. The center for Political Studies of Indonesian Institute of Science in collaboration with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) invited Dasho as a Guest Speaker for knowledge Sharing on Electoral Inclusiveness in the

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Public Announcement

The Election Commission of Bhutan is Happy to release the Report on Expenditures of the Second Parliamentary Elections in the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2013 for public scrutiny and information.   The Second Parliamentary Elections in 2013, inclusive of the Bye-Election to Nanong-Shumar National Assembly Demkhong had a reserve budgetary provision of Nu.

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Press Release

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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Notification on Party Workers

The Election Commission of Bhutan would like to inform the general public, Political Parties and Candidates that Section 7.7 of the Political Party Rules of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2012 specifically provides that: “A Political Party shall not appoint more than: 7.7.1 One member as the Coordinator for each Dzongkhag; 7.7.2 One member

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Notification

Declaration of the Results of the Second Parliamentary Elections 2013: Primary Round of the National Assembly    The Election Commission of Bhutan has the honour under Section 442 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008, to hereby declare and announce the total votes received by each of the Political

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Warning

The Election Commission of Bhutan is in receipt of a complaint that despite the public being notified of the campaign embargo starting from 9 a.m. of 29th of May 2013, 48 hours before the start of the Poll for the Primary Round, some sites, blogs, tweets and FB posts including

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Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent documents submitted by 5 Political Parties on 5th of May 2013 including the Letter of Intent, Tentative List of Candidates and List of 20 Dzongkhag Offices can be viewed below. The other documents including the Membership Lists, Tentative Campaign Schedule, Income & Expenditure Statement, Manifesto is available for

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NC Candidates

NC Candiates / Manifestos DZONGKHAG Sl.No. Name Bumthang 1.    Nima 2.    Rinchen Phuntsho 3.    Sonam Tenzin 4.    Tshewang Jurmi Chhukha 1.    Pema Tenzin 2.    Tshewang Lhamo Dagana 1.    Sonam Dorji Gasa 1.    Sangay Khandu 2.    Tenzin 3.    Yeshey Dorji Haa 1.    Choda Jamtsho 2.    Khandu Wangchuk 3.    Tenzin Norbu 4.    Tshering Dorji Lhuentse 1.    Rinzin Rinzin 2.    Tempa Dorji Monggar 1.    Naichu 2.    Sonam Wangchuk 3.    Tshering Wangchen Paro 1.    Kaka Tshering 2.    Kinley Dorji 3.    Sonam Wangchuk 4.    Tshewang Norbu 5.    Ugyen Tshering Pemagatshel 1.    Jigmi Rinzin 2.    Pema Wangchuk 3.    Sherab Jamtsho Punakha 1.    Namgay Dorji 2.    Rinzin Dorji Samdrup Jongkhar 1.    Jigme Wangchuk 2.    Kinga Dorji 3.    Sangay Lhendup Samtse 1.    Chungdu Tshering 2.    Chhatrapati Phuyel 3.    Dhan Kumar Ghalley 4.    Ganesh Ghimiray 5.    Kharananda Dhakal 6.    Narayan Dahal 7.    Sangay Khandu Sarpang 1.    Anand Rai 2.    Dhan Bdr. Monger 3.    Dhan Kumar Basnet 4.    Rangu Pati Suberi 5.    Sonam Doekar Thimphu 1.    Nima

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