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NOTIFICATION: Issuance of the Final Electoral Roll for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections 2016

The Election Commission of Bhutan, pursuant to Notification ECB/NOTIF/-01/2016/193 dated 9th of August 2016 and as required under Section 34 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 is pleased to hereby issue the Final Electoral Roll for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections 2016.

 

The Final Electoral Roll, after due incorporation of changes received from the Dzongkhags during the “Claims and Objections” period from 20th to 30th of July 2016, has a total of 402,089 voters of which 205,219 are Females and 196,870 Males as on 1st of July 2016, the qualifying date for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections 2016.

 

The Dzongkhag wise break-up of the Electoral Roll is as follows:

 

Sl# Dzongkhag Male Male(%) Female Female(%) Total
1 Bumthang 4,290 46.54 4,928 53.46 9,218
2 Chhukha 11,454 49.92 11,492 50.08 22,946
3 Dagana 11,438 50.09 11,397 49.91 22,835
4 Gasa 925 48.08 999 51.92 1,924
5 Haa 3,464 47.23 3,870 52.77 7,334
6 Lhuentse 7,160 46.64 8,190 53.36 15,350
7 Monggar 15,778 48.01 17,084 51.99 32,862
8 Paro 8,466 47.87 9,218 52.13 17,684
9 PemaGatshel 11,908 48.59 12,598 51.41 24,506
10 Punakha 7,520 47.65 8,262 52.35 15,782
11 SamdrupJongkhar 11,382 48.29 12,189 51.71 23,571
12 Samtse 23,536 52.38 21,400 47.62 44,936
13 Sarpang 13,684 50.02 13,673 49.98 27,357
14 Thimphu 2,943 47.43 3,262 52.57 6,205
15 Trashigang 21,532 48.36 22,992 51.64 44,524
16 TrashiYangtse 8,483 48.34 9,067 51.66 17,550
17 Trongsa 4,694 48.32 5,021 51.68 9,715
 18 Tsirang 10,999 50.93 10,599 49.07 21,598
19 WangduePhodrang 8,613 45.70 10,234 54.30 18,847
20 Zhemgang 8,601 49.59 8,744 50.41 17,345
Total 196,870 48.9618 205,219 51.0382 402,089

 

Out of the total registered voters in the country, 78,218 have registered as Postal Voters for the Second Phase of Second Local Government Elections 2016.

 

An individual Voter can check his / her voter registration status and information on Polling Station on the website of the Election Commission of Bhutan: www.election-bhutan.org.bt or access using the ECB Mobile application which can be downloaded from google play store.

 

 

The Final Electoral Roll can be inspected at the respective Dzongkhag Election Offices or the Offices of the Returning Officer or at the Election Commission of Bhutan, Head Office in Thimphu.

 

Issued on the 29th Day of the 7th Month of the Fire Male Monkey Year of the Bhutanese Calendar corresponding to 31stof August 2016.

 

 

 

 

(Chogyal Dago Rigdzin)

Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan

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