All Elected -Post-Holders in Parliament and Local Government Bodies,
The Kingdom of Bhutan.
Subject: ECB Cautionary Advice to Elected –Post –Holders in the Kingdom of Bhutan
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) would like to bring to your kind notice that since the conduct of the first Parliamentary and Local Government Elections under the Constitution a total of six rounds of Bye-elections had to be conducted till now, of which eight vacancies resulting from the untimely death of the elected members in vehicle accidents.
As a matter of fact, we are currently conducting, upon the death of the incumbent Tshogpa in a road accident, Bye-election for the Gewog Tshogde Tshogpa of Phuyang_Yalang Demkhong, Tashi Yangtse Dzongkhag, with the Poll Day on 31st of March 2014.
Such deaths are a great loss to the Nation, the constituency and the family as well as having huge financial implications is the conducts of these Bye-elections have so far cost a total of Nu.3.149 Millions.
Therefore, the ECB would like to urge and remind all our elected office holders to take extra care while travelling and driving.
Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan