Nepal

Election of the Members of the State Assembly (2017)

Updated: June 2018

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Article 41, Admission to polling station states:

The Polling Officer shall not allow other persons, except the following persons, to enter into the polling station:

(a) Voters
(g) An immediate family member that accompanies a person with visual impairment or person with physical disability

Article 42, Disabled Voters states:

If any voter is unable to vote by him/herself due to visual impairment or physical disability or due to any other reason and requests permission for his or her immediate family member to accompany him/her and assist in the task of marking the vote or requests the Polling Officer to assist in the task on marking the vote and if the Polliing Officer feels it right, on the basis of the proof of his or her identity card, can give permission to such immediate family member to enter the place of polling along with such voter or according to the wish of such voter may assist him/her in marking the vote. 

 

Excerpt taken from Nepal's Election to the Members of the State Assembly Act (2017) 


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Article 28, Closed list of Candidates to be Prepared states:

Any party willing to participate in the election under the Proportional Representation Electoral System shall prepare a closed list of candidates representing on behalf of such a party for such election. 

(6) While preparing the closed list of candidates, even the persons with disability shall also be included. 

Article 60, Declaration of result of Proportional Representation Electoral System states:

The Returning Officer shall have to count the ballot papers casted for the election under the Proportional Representation Electoral System and immediately send the total number of valid vote secured by each party to the Commission by stating it in a chart as prescribed.

(6) A party shall, while submitting list pursuant to sub-section (5), send the name list having made representation of dalit, Adibasi Janajati (indigenous and tribal peoples), khas arya, madhesi, tharu, Muslim, backward areas, minority community and persons with disability in proportion to the population and number of seats secured by such party, to the extent possible according to the serial number included in the closed list

 

Excerpt taken from Nepal's Election to the Members of the State Assembly Act (2017)