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Positive impacts of BRIDGE programme in Nepal

An evaluation of the BRIDGE programme in Nepal has deemed it an effective professional development tool for the Election Commission, and credited it for creating a paradigm shift in training methodology and improving the quality of the ECN’s relationships with its...

Historic elections in Nepal

  On 7 December 2017, Nepal organized polling for the second phase of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections, completing all voting for the direct elections required to set up the federal structure of the 2015 Constitution. Voters...

Making hearing impaired people feel the beat of election

"The democratic process, which is the cornerstone of peace, security and prosperity, is not complete without inclusion of all, including people with disability," Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, the Chief Commissioner, emphasized in an interaction programme between the...

Candidate Nomination complete for upcoming elections

Sunday 19 November saw the completion of the complex process of candidate nominations for the upcoming election of House of Representatives and the seven State Assemblies. The elections for the provincial and federal levels of government are to be held together but in...

Top-level training for security officials

The 2017 local elections have been among the most peaceful in Nepal, but the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) is not taking security for granted for the upcoming elections for the members of the House of Representatives and the seven State Assemblies. To ensure that...

ECN rolls out its new IT system for upcoming elections

For the federal and provincial elections, the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) will be using a new IT system called 'Integrated Election Information Management System', which ECN itself developed to integrate its Election Result Information System, its Event...

Local level elections in Province No. 2 enter the counting phase

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN) successfully conducted polling for the third and final phase of local level elections in Nepal on 18 September 2017. ECN declared that turnout in this phase was 77 percent of registered voters, the highest among all seven provinces,...

More women on the political frontlines

Thanks to constitutional and legal provisions that introduced compulsory quotas for women in different posts in local governments, as well as intensive campaigns for women’s engagement in politics carried out by the Election Commission Nepal with the support of UNDP’s...

ECN completes voter registration update

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN) conducted a new biometric voter registration drive from 16 July to 19 August 2017 and collected data from over 1.3 million voters across the country. “As per preliminary details provided by our local offices, the number of new...

An upgrade for Nepal’s voter registration system

An innovative upgrade for the voter registration system in Nepal is ready to be piloted, after a nearly two-year development effort by the Electoral Support Project (ESP), implemented by UNDP Nepal and supported by the European Union and Norway. The Election...

Making it count: Voter education campaign proves an eye-opener

The Election Commission Nepal’s voter education campaign, conducted with support of UNDP’s Election Support Project in 29 districts, has proved largely effective in bringing more people to the polls and ensuring their familiarity with the voting procedures so as to...

Mobilizing mass media for voter education

The mass media played a crucial role in the Election Commission Nepal’s voter education campaign—conducted with support of UNDP’s Election Support Project—for the 2017 local level elections in helping to bring information regarding the voting process and the...

Local Elections Phase II concluded with large turnout

On Wednesday 28 June 2017, polling for phase II of the historic local elections has been successfully completed with a significant turnout despite some threats of disruption in the voting process and monsoon rain. The second phase of the local elections in Nepal,...

Nepal 2017 Local Election E-day

The Nepal local election is conducted in two phases: Polling for the local Units comprised in Provinces 3, 4 and 6 is on 14 May, and for those in Provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7 scheduled for 14 June.     On Sunday 14 May, Nepali citizens voted to elect their representatives...

Women’s Leadership Conference

The two-day national conference “Towards Planet 50:50: Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance”, was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 20 and21 April, 2017. It was organized by the United Nations in collaboration with the Election Commission,...

Orientation on Gender and Inclusion

In the context of preparations for the local level elections the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN), supported by the EC-UNDP Electoral Support Project (ESP), organized from 29 to 30 March 2017 an orientation on gender and social inclusion in local elections in...

Updates on Preparations of Upcoming Local Elections

On 15 March 2017 the Prime Minister Dahal called on Madhes-based parties to participate in the local elections scheduled for 14 May this year, and committed to reviewing the constitution in order to address their demands with regard to provincial and federal...

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Promoting Peaceful Election
Pachthar District
22 April 2017

Faith Leaders Promote Violence
Free Elections
18 April 2017

Towards Planet 50:50 Enabling Women’s Leadership And Representation Nepal
20 April 2017

Orientation On Gender Exercise

Voter Education