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Issuance of the Final Electoral Roll for the National Assembly Elections 2013

The Election Commission of Bhutan, pursuant to Notification ECB/NOTIF/-1/2013/3403 dated 29th of April 2013 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 Parliamentary Elections 2013: National Assembly.

The Final Electoral Roll, after due incorporation of changes received from the Dzongkhags during the “Claims and Objections” period from 8th to 18th of April 2013, has a total of 381,790 voters of which 193,873 are Females and  187,917 Males as on 1st of April 2013, the qualifying date for the National Assembly Elections 2013.

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

 

Sl# Dzongkhag Male Male(%) Female Female(%) Total

1

Bumthang

        3,986

46.67

        4,554

53.33

      8,540

2

Chhukha

      10,747

50.42

      10,570

49.58

    21,317

3

Dagana

      10,430

50.32

      10,298

49.68

    20,728

4

Gasa

           889

48.26

           953

51.74

      1,842

5

Haa

        3,270

47.43

        3,625

52.57

      6,895

6

Lhuentse

        6,812

47.34

        7,577

52.66

    14,389

7

Monggar

      14,655

48.22

      15,737

51.78

    30,392

8

Paro

        7,886

48.11

        8,507

51.89

    16,393

9

Pema Gatshel

      11,382

49.38

      11,666

50.62

    23,048

10

Punakha

        7,043

47.86

        7,673

52.14

    14,716

11

Samdrup Jongkhar

      10,637

48.58

      11,259

51.42

    21,896

12

Samtse

      22,091

52.89

      19,678

47.11

    41,769

13

Sarpang

      13,093

50.32

      12,929

49.68

    26,022

14

Thimphu

        5,909

47.45

        6,544

52.55

    12,453

15

Trashigang

      20,112

48.45

      21,398

51.55

    41,510

16

Trashi Yangtse

        7,933

48.66

        8,371

51.34

    16,304

17

Trongsa

        4,198

47.55

        4,631

52.45

      8,829

18

Tsirang

      10,652

51.06

      10,211

48.94

    20,863

19

Wangdue Phodrang

        8,179

46.08

        9,572

53.92

    17,751

20

Zhemgang

        8,013

49.67

        8,120

50.33

    16,133

Total

   187,917

49.22

   193,873

50.78

 381,790

 

Out of the total registered voters in the country, 79,698 have been registered as Postal Voters for the National Assembly Elections 2013.

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 using the VPIC number as the Password.

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. Each Political Party contesting the elections shall be provided a copy of the Voter’s List for their reference by 14th May 2013 and the same copy should also be maintained carefully as it has to be shared by Candidates for the General Elections.

Issued on the 23rd Day of the 3rd Month of the Water Female Snake Year of the Bhutanese Calendar corresponding to 3rd of May 2013.

By Order

 

(Kunzang Wangdi)

Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan

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