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  • 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 Election Support Project, a record number of women have won seats in the first two phases of the local-level electionsmore 

  • 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 minimize the number of invalid votes around the countrymore 

  • 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 importance of taking part in polls directly to people’s homes through targeted messages disseminated through radio, TV and social mediamore 

  • Undeterred by disability: Helping the hearing-impaired take part in the polls

    In order to ensure persons with hearing impairment were not left behind in asserting their political and electoral rights during the elections, the Election Commission Nepal, with the support of UNDP’s Election Support Project, has been reaching out to them through trainings geared to brief them about the voting process and to motivate them to be part of the democratic exercisemore 

  • Nepalese voted to elect an Assembly to write a new constitution

    Voters say peace and development their primary concerns.   19, November 2013: On Tuesday voters in Nepal cast their ballot in another round of Constituent Assemblymore 

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