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Election officials in Phuentsholing fear monsoon

Jun 22, 2011

The election officials fear monsoon could hamper voter turn out in Phuentsholing Constituency. The election commission, as of now, is not prepared to deal with it.

The preparation for the local government elections in the Phuentsholing constituency is continuing. The polling officers are briefed on their roles and responsibilities, elections procedures, rules and regulations before leaving for respective polling stations. In the midst of preparations, the Returning Officer let out his anxiety.

“Heavy rains could cause road blocks and landslides, which could make travel difficult for voters to their respective polling stations,” Nima Tshering added,” there are three stations, where the roads are bad and bridges could be washed away with the rain.”

Phuentsholing, which lies in the southern belt, is known for heavy rain and storm during monsoon.

There are 39 polling stations in Phuenstsholing with more than 200 officials. The polling officers posted in the far away stations started early. Rest will leave on June 24.

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