EC all prepared to ensure election security: CEC Thapaliya

Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has said the Election Commission was all prepared to hold the elections to the Member of the House of Representatives and Province Assembly in a safe, peaceful and credible way. Voting for the twin elections is taking place on coming November 20 in a single phase.

Launching the Joint Election Operation Center at the Election Commission today, he said the EC was all prepared to make the voting and the vote counts fully secured with the aim of making election results fully credible.

According to him, newly designated polling centers are mandated to have direct and regular contact with the polling stations, take updates about whether employees reach the working stations and know about the situation of ongoing voter education at the local level. Similarly, it is also authorized to facilitate the implementation of the election code of conduct, cultivate cooperation with the district-based election command cell, and cooperate and coordinate in safely organising voting and transporting ballot boxes after voting.

As he said, a mechanism has been created to address immediate any needs required in the course of the management of resources, security arrangements and observation during the elections.

The Center led by Commission’s secretary comprises joint secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs and gazetted first- class employees from all four security bodies was established as per the Election Security and Monitoring Directive.   -RSS


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