EC’s directive for making vote counting more efficient

May 18, 2022

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Kathmandu: The Election Commission has directed the bodies concerned to carry out the vote counting task maximum within five days of its commencement.

It has also urged the stakeholders concerned to refrain from aggravating the dispute by turning minor issues in the vote counting as major issue, creating problem demanding for a recount of votes at the time when the final results of the vote count is about to be announced and from seeking to have a recount of votes in case of narrow margin of votes between candidates just when the counting is over and the results are to be announced, as these sorts of activities create obstructions in counting of votes in the stipulated time.

Issuing a press release today, EC’s spokesperson and joint secretary Shaligram Sharma Poudel stated that in the context of the overall responsibility of conducting, overseeing, controlling and directing the elections at various levels lying with the Election Commission as per the Constitution, and there being no any confusion about this, the Commission’s serious attention has been drawn towards news carried by some media with the intention of a differing meaning.