5.18 pc votes invalid: Election Commission

December 13, 2017

The Himalayan Times, 13 Dec 2017 

Manang records lowest invalid votes while Province 2 sees 9 percent of invalid votes

On an average, 5.18 per cent of the total votes cast were rendered invalid in the House of Representatives election under first-past-the-post (FPTP) system, Election Commission (EC) informed.

Speaking at an interaction programme on Wednesday, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the number of invalid votes were observed more in the districts of the central Tarai-Madhes compared to the Mountain regions.

According to Yadav, Manang recorded the lowest number of invalid votes at 0.37 per cent whereas number of invalid votes is nearly 9 per cent in districts of Province 2.

Likewise, Kathmandu Valley recorded number of invalid votes at less than 3.81 per cent.

Compared to the previous Constituent Assembly Elections which saw invalid votes at 5.15 percent and 4.94 percent, EC had estimated that the number would fall below 5 percent in Parliamentary and Provincial elections.