21,000 employees fan out for voters' education



Kathmandu, May 12: The Election Commission has deputed some 21,000 employees to implement voters’ education programme. According to the EC, such number of employees has been fanned out to educate voters to reduce the number of invalid votes in view of the numerous election symbols in the ballot papers for the local level election. The first round of the local level election is being held in Province No 3, 4 and 6 on May 14. The EC has taken the pamphlets and voting sample (ballot paper) in all villages to instruct voters how they could cast their votes to their candidates. The employees would help in increasing participation of voters and ensuring the election in free and fair atmosphere. The employees would provide voting education in every village and municipalities. At a the programme organized here Friday , EC Secretary Gopinath Mainali informed that EC has deployed its employees and other offices in election areas in a bid to ensure people’s right to vote. The EC has been imparting voter’s education. In addition to it, the EC believed that awareness and media influence would encourage people to participate in the polls. Out of the total 14.54 million voters in the country, around five million voters from 34 districts will cast their vote in the first phase of the May 14 elections, according to the Commission.