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National Council 2018: Postal Ballot Facilitation and Mobile Booth

The Election Commission of Bhutan would like to release information related to the operation of the Postal Ballot Facilitation Booth on 12th, 13th and 14th of April 2018 and 15th of April 2018 for Election Officials in the 20 Dzongkhags as part of the National Council Election 2018, as follows:

Out of 60,590 (30,001 female and 30,589 male) registered Postal Voters for the Postal Ballot Facilitation and Mobile Booths, a grand total of 42,518 (20,654 female and 21,864 male) turned out to cast their vote on the above dates. A total of 699, 65 female and 634 male cast their vote in 9 Mobile Facilitation Booths and the rest in the 69 Facilitation Booths in the 20 Dzongkhags with overall Voter Turnout of 70%.

The Dzongkhag-wise details are as follows:

 

 

Sl no Dzongkhag Registered Total Turnout Turnout %
Female Male Total Female Male Total
1 Bumthang 770 831 1601 618 656 1274 80.00%
2 Chhukha 3802 4546 8348 2672 3198 5870 70.00%
3 Dagana 625 642 1267 450 500 950 74.00%
4 Gasa 176 235 411 138 182 320 76.00%
5 Haa 407 402 809 300 305 605 74.00%
6 Lhuentse 380 432 812 294 360 654 80.00%
7 Monggar 1256 1258 2514 905 970 1875 74.00%
8 Paro 2112 1994 4106 1332 1278 2610 63.00%
9 Pema Gatshel 617 619 1236 367 402 769 62.00%
10 Punakha 834 668 1502 515 442 957 64.00%
11 Samdrup Jongkhar 1199 1366 2565 879 1010 1889 73.00%
12 Samtse 1269 1397 2666 933 1118 2051 77.00%
13 Sarpang 1565 1608 3173 1045 1100 2145 67.00%
14 Thimphu 8414 7323 15737 5266 4673 9939 63.00%
15 Trashigang 1394 1228 2622 1015 954 1969 75.00%
16 Trashi Yangtse 700 743 1443 524 584 1108 76.00%
17 Trongsa 1388 1361 2749 1054 1052 2106 77.00%
18 Tsirang 479 526 1005 366 413 779 77.00%
19 Wangdue Phodrang 2034 2232 4266 1547 1714 3261 76.00%
20 Zhemgang 510 407 917 369 319 688 75.00%
9 Mobile Facilitation Booths 70 771 841 65 634 699 83.00%
Total 30001 30589 60590 20654 21864 42518 70.00%

3. A total of 469 Booth Officials were appointed to serve at the 69 Postal Ballot Facilitation Booths and 9 Mobile Booths with 77 independent Observers, in addition to the process observation by the National and Micro Observers in the 20 Dzongkhags.

The Postal Ballots cast were, as per procedure, handed over at the end of each day to Bhutan Post for delivery to respective Returning Officers for counting on the Poll Day, 20th of April 2018. The total number of Postal Ballot Envelopes at the end of each day are counted and crossed checked against the Electoral Roll Search System (ERSS) used in the Booths to ensure that the number of registered voters verified against the ERSS and issued Postal Ballots are same as the number of Postal Ballot Envelopes handed over to Bhutan Post to ensure there are no mistakes or errors of any kind in the process.

 

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