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Organisation : Election Commission of Nepal
Facility : Register To Vote
Country : Nepal
Website : http://www.election.gov.np/election/en/register-to-vote-56.html
Election Register To Vote
Voter registration is one of the main functions of the Commission. The registration is fully based on technology and bio-metrics.
ECN has the following features/provisions for voter registration :
** Voter registration is continuous throughout the year,
** Nepalese citizen aged 16 or above can register their names in the voter roll in all the 75 District Election Offices and District Administration Offices and voter registration mobile teams as announced by the Commission. However, to be eligible voters, they have to be at the age of 18 or above.
** Citizenship certificate is required document for the registration,
** Special registration programs are also conducted depending on the need assessment,
** Name list of registered voters are integrated and De-duplicated in the central server in the ECN headquarters and segregated data is distributed to the District Election Offices,
** The matured data, after undergoing all the processes including verification, claims and objection, is produced as the voter roll.
** Voter’s Identity Card is produced and distributed on the basis of the voter roll.
According to the existing laws, no party is recognized as a political party without registering in the Election Commission.
Parties can be registered for two purposes :
a) for organizational development and
b) for contesting in elections. So far178 political parties have been registered in the Commission.
The following constitutional provisions have been made in relation to political parties in Nepal :
** Persons who are committed to a common political ideology, philosophy and program can form and operate a political party,
** Political parties registration requires their constitution, manifesto and other documents
** The constitution and rules of the political party should be democratic,
** The constitution of the political party has to ensure periodic election (at least once in five years) of the election of the office bearers in the federal and provincial levels.
** There should be the provision of inclusive representation in the executive committees at various levels of the party so as to reflect the diversity of Nepal,
** No political party shall be registered if its name, objective, symbol and flag is of a character that may disturb the country’s religious or communal unity or is divisive in character.
Election Commission of Nepal
Election Commission of Nepal is a constitutional Election Management Body in Nepal. Constitution of Nepal has made arrangements about the Election Commission in Section 24, article 245 to 247. The constitution has embraced the competitive multiparty democratic system, adult franchise and periodic elections as fundamental guiding principles of democracy.
Depending on the constitutional provisions, the Commission has the responsibility to conduct the elections of different tires – federal, provincial and local bodies – as per the stipulated electoral systems.