Yangtse gewog nominated former attorney, Thinley, 37, as its National Council candidate in Trashiyangtse yesterday.

Of the 285 votes from two polling stations at Lichen Primary School and zorig chusum institute, Thinley won 230 ‘yes’ votes and 55 ‘no’ votes.

Dzongkhag election officials modified the voting timing as per the number of voters in different gewogs. Voting in these gewogs were conducted over two days and the voting time extended to 5pm.

Sangay Wangmo, 63, came to Yangtse Poling station with her three daughters. She said the tshogpa informed her to attend the meeting, but that she wasn’t aware what the meeting was about.

Chorten Wangmo, 42, from Bayling village said that if they did not nominate a capable candidate, their votes would be wasted. “The gewog needs proper drinking water supply and blacktopped roads” she said.

Dzongkhag election officials said that during the voter education programme, it was observed that the elderly failed to attend the programme. “This results in confusion during voting time,” an official said.

As of yesterday, five gewogs completed their Dhamghoi Zomdu. The two day zomdu for Yallang gewog will complete today.

Ugyen Dorji | Trashiyangtse