The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) in its capacity as the current chair of the 11th Forum of Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA), successfully conducted the Second Interactive Session on 22nd May, 2023.
The theme of the 2nd Interactive Session was, "Managing Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Country-specific Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan is carrying out a co-ordination meeting from 30th to 31st January, 2023 in Samtse to review and coordinate various programmes and activities being undertaken and planned towards the conduct of the Fourth National Council Elections, 2023.
The meeting is attended by the Chief Election Commissioner, Directors, Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) held the Annual Royal Civil Service Award ceremony today on December 13, 2022, for 3 recipients for their dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum:
Lifetime Service Award was awarded to Mr. Phuntsho who joined the service in 1987;
Gold Medal for 30 years of service was awarded Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted Seminar for aspiring National Council Candidates on 21st October, 2022 at Terma Linca, Thimphu.
The Seminar provided opportunities to engage in open deliberation with the aspiring candidates and disseminate information on the key legal frameworks and other necessary required documents to participate as candidates in Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan organized the Service Award ceremony on 15th December, 2021 for the following officials:
Mr. Sonam Tobgyal, Director, ECB was awarded silver medal for his 20 years of dedicated service.Aum Yeshey Dema was awarded the life time service medal for dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum.
The ECB would Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan started, today, the training programme for the Electoral Officers who will be deputed on election duty for the Third Local Government elections, 2021 as Returning Officers, National Observers and Media Arbitrator. The programme will be held for two batches of officers from 21st – 22nd Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) hosted a simple ceremony on the occasion of the appointment of new Directors of the ECB on 26th August 2021.
Mr. Phub Dorji is appointed as Director of the Secretariat and Mr. Sonam Tobgyal as Director of the Department of Election at the ECB. Prior Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan is conducting a training workshop for the Electoral Officers who will be deputed on election duty for the Third Thromde elections, 2021 as Returning Officers, National Observers, Election Security Focal Officer and Media Arbitrator. The training workshop is being conducted over two days, from 11th Read More
On the auspicious occasion of the 113th National Day, the Chief Election Commissioner Dasho Sonam Topgay was awarded Bura-Marp by His Majesty the King, for his utmost dedication and services to the country and the people.
The staff of the Election Commission of Bhutan would like to offer our sincere Tashi Read More
On 5th November 2020, the newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners took an Oath of Allegiance presided over by His Excellency, the Chief Justice of Bhutan at the Great Fourth Auditorium, ECB. The ceremony started with the recitation of Trashi Gyalpa and Zhabten to His Majesty The King, Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased that its website has been adjudged the First position in Autonomous and Corporate Category and Second Runners Up out of 129 evaluated websites in the National Website Competition (2019-20).
A Co-ordination meeting was held on the theme “Our Mission 2018: The National Assembly Elections” from 18th to 20th of June 2018 in The Great Fourth Auditorium, Democracy House in Thimphu to review and coordinate various Programmes and activities being undertaken and planned towards the conduct of the successful Third Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan started, today, the training programme for the Electoral Officers who will be deputed on election duty for the Third Parliamentary Elections 2018 as Returning Officers and National Observers. The training programme will be held for two batches of officers from 8th -10th and 11th – Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted training of the Party Coordinators/ Jabchorpas/ Leyjepas in the twenty Dzongkhags with the objective to enhance their knowledge on the following areas:
Code of Conduct of Political Parties during Elections and between Elections (Do’s and Don’ts)
Provisions related to Registration, withdrawal or removal from Read More
On 13 th of December 2017, the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan congratulated and awarded the Service medals to the 12 employees of the ECB, in recognition of their dedicated service to the Tsa Wa Sum. Mr. Karma D Tshering, who superannuated in May 2017 was awarded Lifetimes service award Read More
In preparation for the Parliamentary Election 2018, the Election Commission of Bhutan is conducting training on election
dispute settlement covering all the twenty Dzongkhags.
The participants of the training are the Members of the Dzongkhag Election Dispute Settlement Bodies, party’s Japchorps, Leyjepas and Godenpas starting from 21 st of November 2017.
The Election Read More
A Co-ordination Workshop was held with the theme “Our Mission 2018” from 25 th to 27 th of October 2017 in The Great Fourth Auditorium, Democracy House in Thimphu.
The main objective of the meeting is to review and coordinate various Programmes being undertaken and planned towards the conduct of the: Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted Seminars for aspiring National Council Candidates on 10 th and 11 th of October 2017 at Terma Linca, Thimphu for two days.
In particular, the participants were briefed on various stages in the election period, the documents required for the filing nomination; election campaigning elements Read More
Three Officials from the Election Commission of Bhutan led by Election Commissioner Dasho Ugyen Chewang attended the 8th annual meeting of the Forum of Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA).
The annual meeting of FEMBoSA is hosted by Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan in Kabul from 24 to 26th September Read More
Ten Officials from the Election Commission of Bhutan attended a ten-day “Refresher Course on Geospatial Techniques” from 12th to 22nd June, 2017 conducted at Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.
The course organized and resourced by the Center for Climate Change and Spatial Information (CCCSI) with technical support from the faculty Read More
Election Commissioner Ugyen Chewang and the Head of AFD Thinley Jamtsho is attending the 2017 Executive Board Meeting and General Assembly of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) in Philippines.
The meeting is hosted by the Commission of Elections, Philippines under the theme "Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusiveness in Elections".
The meeting Read More
After the successful conduction of the Second Local Government Elections 2016, to further enhanced and improved the electoral process accordingly, the Election Commission of Bhutan conducted "The Learning From Experience Programme (LEP)" of LG Elections 2016 with various stakeholders to collect their feedback and recommendations from field experience.
Heads of Department and Read More
On the 9th Local Government Chairperson's Conference-Towards Greater Decentralization & Participatory Governance, the Election Commission of Bhutan was represented by Dasho Deki Pema, Hon'ble Election Commissioner of Bhutan.
Speaking to the Local Leaders, Hon'ble Election Commissioner highlighted the importance of role of Local Governments in building Democracy.
Hon'ble Election Commissioner also discussed Read More
The Opening of Second Session of the Bhutan Children's Parliament was graced by the His Excellency the Chief Justice of Bhutan, Royal Court of Justice of Bhutan. His Excellency highlighted that the laws of the country is to regulate the conduct of Societies and its pledge to endeavor in perpetuating Read More
The Members of Bhutan Children's Parliament in Interactive Sessions with the different Youth Committees like Harmony Youth Volunteers, Youth Initiative Members, Police Youth Partnership Programme, Young Volunteers in Action, Bhutan GNH Youth and Clean Samtse Read More
Hon'ble Minister for Education Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk interacted with the student-members and responded to various questions.
Lyonpo highlighted on the various initiatives of the education such as the central schools, curriculum and teacher development. Read More
The Second Session of the Bhutan Children's Parliament (BCP-NA & BCP-NC) commenced on the auspicious 28th Day of the 10th Month of the Fire Male Monkey Year corresponding to 26th of December 2016 in the Great Fourth Auditorium, Democracy House.
The session began with oath taking ceremony and awarding of certificates Read More
On Behalf of His Majesty the King, the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan granted 10 years Service Award to 8 Election Officials who had served from 2006 to 2016.
The Hon'ble CEC said, Officials now have a great role to play and the award is granted to motivate them further. Read More
The Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan appointed the former Head of the Department of Electoral Registration & Delimitation, Sonam Tobgyal as the new Head of Department of Election, former Head of the Department of Election, Phub Dorji as the new Head of the Department of Civic & Electoral Training and Read More
A team of Supporting Staff from the Dzongkhag Election Offices and the Election Commission of Bhutan are on Training on Dzongkha Development in Dungkhag Conference Hall of Phuentshogling.
The training duration if from 05th of Dec 2016 to 07th of Dec 2016, and the team will be trained on topics like Dzongkha Read More
The general public are advised that,as notified vide letter No:ECB/NOTIF-01/2016/647 dated 5th of October 2016, the Poll Day for the re-Election in the 13 Local Government Demkhongs with tied results and the re-Poll in Atola Chiwog, Thangrong Gewog of Monggar Dzongkhag will be on 21st of October 2016.
All the valid Postal Read More
A team of 15 officials from the Dzongkhag Election Offices and the Election Commission of Bhutan are in Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands for training on Mapping, GIS operations and Fundamentals as Election Management tools.
They will also be visiting the Electoral Council, The Netherlands’ Cadastre, Land Registry, Statistical Bureau and Read More
Election Commissioner Aum Deki Pema, will be attending the 1st Seoul International Forum on Elections 2015 on 13th and 14th May 2015.
The Forum 2015 will be focusing on three themes:
The Current Status of ODA Dedicated to Democracy and Elections;
Promoting the Political Rights of Minorities ; and
The Role of Political Parties Read More
Click here to view in detail:
The total number of eligible voters by the next local government election in 2016 will increase by 44,500. This is the number of youth coming of age, reaching 18 years, taking the total eligible voters to 426,290...read more Read More
UN-Bhutan Plus: Taking democracy values to remote villages...read more, Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to share this DRAFT “Guidelines for Administration and Management of Support and Assistance provided to Registered Political Parties in the Kingdom of Bhutan for their Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building, 2014”.
Kindly send in your valuable comments to firstname.lastname@example.org for incorporation to be adopted Read More
Closing Remarks of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan
Seminar on Lessons Learnt from the Study Tour to Denmark
Political Parties of Bhutan
25th of July 2014
click here to view the Closing Remarks of the Chief Election Commissioner,
Election Commission of Bhutan
Opening Statement of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan
Seminar on Lessons Learnt from the Study Tour
Denmark by Political Parties of Bhutan
25th of July 2014
Members of diplomatic corps,
Representative of International and Bilateral Offices,
Members of Parliament,
Members of Political Parties,
Members of Read More
Letter of Appreciation !
Dear Lopon Tshering and Team,
We are very happy to go through your report regarding the activities carried out by Democracy Clubs of Schools under Trashigang Dzongkhag. We note with great sense of happiness that many Student Bodies have now Elections in their schools under your Dzongkhag.
I would Read More
Letter of Appreciation!
Dear Aum Ugen and Team,
We are delighted to get the Snake and Ladder Game developed for use in Civic and Voter Education with special focus on Wangdue Dzongkhag.
I would like on behalf of the Election Commission of Bhutan and on my own behalf extend our heartiest Congratulation to Read More
Report on Functioning of Democracy Club in Schools (Student Body Election) in Trashigang Dzongkhag
Compiled by Election Office, Trashigang...<<read more Read More
FOR COMMENTS: The Election Commission of Bhutan has prepared this document on “Political Participation” incorporating feedback received during Learning from Experience Programme workshops carried out in 2013. Please send your feedback to: email@example.com
Draft copies of the documents are shared with key stakeholders, for further comments. The same is placed herewith Read More
Lunana is one of the most remote Gewogs in the country with tough geographical terrain and High Mountain passes. It is about 5200 meters above sea level. Lunana Gewog remains cut off from rest of the Dzongkhag for almost six months (starting from the month of December till May). It Read More
Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Poll panel asks websites to remove unlawful content | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis...read more Read More
All Officials of Election Commission of Bhutan.
The Ability Bhutan Society (ABS) will be observing the World Autism Awareness Day 2014 on 2nd of April at the Clock Tower commencing at 4:30 pm.
All officials of the Election Commission of Bhutan are cordially invited to join in the Celebration.
Read/Download .pdf Version Read More
"On this International Day of Democracy, let us redouble our efforts to support all people, in particular the young – the drivers of this year’s momentous events – in making democracy a working reality. This Day belongs to them. Let us honor their commitment to a lifelong journey in democracy."
Secretary-General Read More
Keynote Address of Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, Chief Guest at the International Democracy Day 2013 at Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan, Paro
(Sunday the 15th of September 2013)
Her Excellency Aum Christina Carlson, UN Resident Coordinator for UN Systems and Resident Representative, UNDP, Bhutan.
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dasho Pema Thinley,
Hon’ble Read More
Keynote Speech on the Occasion of Issue of Certificate of Election to Honourable Elected Members of Parliament to National Assembly
19th July 2013
Tashi Delek and warm welcome to all honourable Member of Parliament elects who are present here today to receive the Certificate of Election following the successful conduct of the Read More
The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to invite sealed quotation from the licensed suppliers for the supply of the following items:
Annual Maintenance of Pool Vehicles
Hire of Vehicles and
Documents containing detailed requirements/ specifications will be available for sale on payment of Nu. 300.00 each (non-refundable) from the Read More
Email ID's of Returning Officers Read More
Placements of Returning Officers, Asst. Returning Officers and National Observers for the National Assembly Elections, 2013
Assistant Returning Officers
His Majesty the King has appointed Dasho Kunzang Wangdi as the Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan. In accordance with Article 2.19 (e) (f) and (g) of the Constitution, His Majesty the King appointed Dasho Kunzang Wangdi as the Chief Election Commissioner. Read More