The Election Commission of Bhutan would like to release the following information related to the operation of the Postal Ballot Facilitation and Mobile Booths on 10th, 11th and 12th of October 2018 in the 20 Dzongkhags as part of the General Elections 2018.
1. Out of 102,363 (46,598 male and 55,765 female) registered Postal Voters for the Postal Ballot Facilitation and Mobile Booths, a total of 84,829 (38,471 male and 46,358 female) turned out to cast their vote in the 20 Dzongkhags with overall Voter Turnout of 82.87%.
2. The Dzongkhag-wise details are as follows:
|Dzongkhag||Registered Voters||Voter Turnout|
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, 18th of October 2018. The total number of Postal Ballot Envelopes at the end of each day were 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 match 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. Both Parties had been invited and reminded of their right to appoint representatives to observe and witness the process.
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