Postal ballot facilitation booths in Pemagatshel that remained open for three days from September 7 to 9 saw a voter turnout of 83.4 percent.

The three polling booths saw 2,075 of the total 2,492 registered voters cast their ballots. There were 943 male and 1,132 female voters in all.

The booth at Pemagatshel MSS saw 800 voters cast their ballots. The booth has 961 registered voters. The booth at Nganglam CS, which has 930 registered voters, saw 758 voters come to vote.

The booth at Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) saw 517 voters cast their ballots. There are a total of 601 registered voters – 313 male and 288 female.

Meanwhile, the four postal ballot facilitation booths in Samdrupjongkhar saw 3,459 voters –1,507 male and 1,952 female – of the 4,391 registered voters cast their ballots.

The polling booth at Samdrupjongkhar MSS saw 1,611 of 1,962 voters cast their ballots – 732 male and 879 female.

Phuentshothang MSS polling booth in Samdrupcholing drungkhag saw 443 of 575 registered voters – 220 male and 223 – cast their ballots.

Of the 1,485 registered voters, the polling booth at Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) in Dewathang saw 455 male and 641 female voters cast their ballots.

The postal booth at Jomotshangkha MSS saw 309 (100 were male and 209 female) of the 369 registered voters come to vote.

A two-day refreshers’ course for polling officials in Pemagatshel will begin today in three separate places. There are about 115 officials in Nganglam, 135 in Khar-Yurung, and about 120 in Nanong-Shumar.

The course for the Martsala-Jomotshangkha constituency is being conducted at Samdrupjongkhar MSS and the Dewathang-Gomdar constituency at Samdrupjongkhar primary school.

Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar