The Election Commission of Bhutan is pleased to inform the people of Bhutan that the Polls of the Bye-Elections for the post of Gup, Ramjar Gewog under Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhag and Tshogpa of Maan_Tshelinggor Chiwog, Zobel Gewog under Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag and elections in the Vacant Demkhongs in these two Dzongkhags were successfully conducted on 10th of August 2012.
The Bye-Elections were contested by single candidates and 7 candidates contested for 6 vacant Tshogpa Demkhongs, out of which 7 male were successfully elected in the two Dzongkhags.
Out of the total 3227 registered voters in the Demkhongs where elections were called, – Registered Voters exercised their franchise with 672 (279 male and 393 female) casting their votes in person on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and none through Postal Ballot. The Voter Turnout percentage is 20.8%
Of the 9 candidates, 5 candidates had studied upto Class III to VII and 1 Female candidate upto Class V. There are now a total of 100 women who have been elected to Local Government Posts i.e. 1 Gup, 12 Mangmis, 84 Gewog Tshogpas and 3 Thromde Tshogpas.
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