The nation will go to poll for the National Council Elections on April 20, 2018. The 127 candidates from the 20 dzongkhags will compete for the 20 national council seats.
National Council Poll Day and counting of Votes- April 20, 2018
Declaration of results and submission of results to His Majesty the King- April 21, 2018
Start of election petition period- April 21, 2018
Issuance of Certificate of Election - April 24, 2018
End of election petition period - May 8, 2018
If you are a Registered Voter, eligible to be a Postal Voter as per Section 331 of the Election Act of
the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2008 and wish to avail the Postal Ballot Facility to vote in the upcoming
Third Parliamentary Elections, you must use this Registration Form to register with the Election
Commission of Bhutan (ECB).
The Link to the Postal Ballot for Overseas Votes only can be reach as below. Please copy paste the link below in your URL.
Completing this Registration Form
Ensure information and personal details you provide are clear and correct. Please tick the appropriate “Occupation” check box and ensure that you provide us the complete current residential address. If the current residential address is the address where you would like to receive the Postal Ballot package, then write ‘SAME AS ABOVE” or else provide the most current and convenient Postal Address.
Returning this Registration Form
The completed and signed form with any supporting documents may be submitted to either the nearest Royal Bhutanese Embassy/Consulate Offices or scanned and emailed to [email protected]
Registration Form without signature shall not be accepted.
Check your Enrollment Status
Once you submit this Form to register with the ECB as a Postal Voter, you must check your enrollment status at:
Postal Ballot Unit for NC Elections 2018,
Election Commission of Bhutan Democracy House Kawajangsa,
Post Box No. 2008
Phone No. 02-334851/334852
Fax No. 02-334763
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ecb.bt OR Call Toll Free at 2008 (during office hours)
More Information For further information or Registration Forms for other Dzongkhags, please contact at any of the above address.
The Election Commission of Bhutan conducted Seminars for aspiring National Council Candidates on 10th and 11th of October 2017 at Terma Linca, Thimphu. The two days Seminar provided opportunities to engage in open deliberation with the aspiring candidates and disseminate information on the key legal framework and other necessary required documents to participate as candidates in the National Council Elections, 2018. Those who could not attend the Seminar but wish to receive relevant information are encouraged to visit the nearest Dzongkhag Election Office or the ECB Head Office in Kawangjangsa, Thimphu.
Out of the total 142, registered for the Seminars, 53 aspiring candidates attended the seminar on 10th of October 2017 and 69 attended on 11th of October 2017.
In particular, the participants were briefed on various stages in the election period, the documents required for the filing nomination; election campaigning elements of elections; selection procedure (Dhamngoe Zomdu), Common Forum, Public Debate, Social Media, Campaign Finance, accounting and expenditure reporting, Election Returns; the Election Dispute System and the Poll day procedures.
Source: ECB website dated October 15, 2017 (http://www.ecb.bt/?p=5408)