Former royal family members register themselves as voters
Benefiting from the extended deadline of voter registration, the former royal family members have started registering themselves as the eligible voters, who can cast their votes in the upcoming Constituent Assembly elections.
According to Election Commission sources, daughters of former prince Dhirendra Shah enrolled themselves at the electoral offices in Kathmandu Sunday. They included former princesses Pooja, Sitasma, Dilasha and their spouses.
Citizens have been thronging the electoral offices across 75 districts since the Commission resumed voter registration for a short period of seven days starting Saturday.
The Commission, for the first time, is distributing bio-metric voter ID cards with photos and computer records. This practice intends at minimising cases of election fraud and the number of fake voters, according to the Commission.
In the first phase of voter registration, some 12.3 million citizens have registered themselves as the eligible voters.
Citizens, 18 years or above as of July 15 this year, have been given the opportunity to be the registered voters. Nepalnews.com