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EVMs to be used in six constituencies in Nepal by-polls

By-elections for six parliamentary seats in Nepal will be held in April this year, with Electronic Voting Machines to be used in all the constituencies going to polls.

world Updated: Feb 08, 2009 02:51 IST

By-elections for six parliamentary seats in Nepal will be held in April this year, with Electronic Voting Machines to be used in all the constituencies going to polls.

EVMs were first introduced in Kathmandu constituency last year for the Constituent Assembly elections on a trial basis and this will be the first time electronic voting will be held on this scale.

The schedules for the elections to be held on April 10, 2009 for Morang 5 and 7, Dhanusha, Kaski, Rolpa and Kanchanpur constituencies were published by the Election Commission in Kathmandu on Saturday.

The constituencies were lying vacant since the April 10, 2008 Constituent Assembly Elections in which the Maoists, which secured 220 seats, emerged as the largest party.

Chief Election Commissioner Bhojraj Pokharel has announced that EVMs will be used in all six constituencies to conduct the election in a free and fair manner.

In the forthcoming by-elections, voters are required to produce citizenship certificate, for casting their votes, according to officials at the EC.