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Issuance of the Final Electoral Roll for the National Council Election, 2018

The Election Commission of Bhutan, pursuant to Notification ECB/NOTIF/-01/2018/4489 dated 16th February 2018 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 third Parliamentary National Council Election, 2018.

The Final Electoral Roll, after due incorporation of changes received from the Dzongkhags during the “Claims and Objections” period from 15th to 25th of February 2018, has a total of 432030 voters of which 220,881 are Females and 211,149 Males as on 1st of January 2018, the qualifying date for the NC Elections 2018.

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

Sl.No. Dzongkhag Male Male (%) Female Female (%) Total
1 Bumthang 4570 46.86% 5182 53.14% 9752
2 Chhukha 12291 49.83% 12373 50.17% 24664
3 Dagana 12008 50.05% 11982 49.95% 23990
4 Gasa 948 47.40% 1052 52.60% 2000
5 Haa 3625 47.34% 4033 52.66% 7658
6 Lhuentse 7494 46.72% 8546 53.28% 16040
7 Monggar 16373 48.04% 17709 51.96% 34082
8 Paro 8784 47.65% 9649 52.35% 18433
9 Pema Gatshel 12432 48.53% 13187 51.47% 25619
10 Punakha 7935 47.72% 8693 52.28% 16628
11 Samdrup Jongkhar 12270 48.26% 13154 51.74% 25424
12 Samtse 24455 52.28% 22326 47.72% 46781
13 Sarpang 14885 49.87% 14963 50.13% 29848
14 Thimphu 6720 47.09% 7552 52.91% 14272
15 Trashigang 22726 48.37% 24257 51.63% 46983
16 Trashi Yangtse 8878 48.37% 9476 51.63% 18354
17 Trongsa 4822 48.06% 5212 51.94% 10034
18 Tsirang 11896 50.88% 11483 49.12% 23379
19 Wangdue Phodrang 8961 45.50% 10732 54.50% 19693
20 Zhemgang 9076 49.34% 9320 50.66% 18396
Total 211149 48.87% 220881 51.13% 432030

Out of the total registered voters in the country, 88915 have registered as Postal Voters for the National Council Election 2018.

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.ecb.bt or access using the ECB Mobile application “Electoral Info” which can be downloaded from google play store for Android User or app store for IOS User.

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 5th Day of the 2nd Month of the Earth Male Dog Year of the Bhutanese Calendar corresponding to 22nd of March 2018.

Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan

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