About 110 polling officials have been deployed to 22 polling stations in Haa for the poll day.

Bji-Kartsho-Eusu constituency has eight constituencies and Sombaykha 14.

The furthest polling station in Sombaykha constituency is Sertena. Sombaykha’s Returning officer (RO), Jambay Dorjee, said that polling officials reached Sertena non-formal education centre on October 16. “To reach the place, it takes three days on foot and a day by vehicle.”

The polling station in Gakiling gewog will cater to  about 245 voters.

A spare Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) has also been provided to each polling station. Jambay Dorjee said that 28 EVMs with experienced presiding officers were deployed in remote polling stations.

Sombaykha’s Yaba Out Reach Clinics (ORC) has  the least number  of registered voters in Haa, about 82 voters.

Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School’s polling station in Bji-Kartsho-Eusu constituency has the highest number of registered voters of about 700 people.

RO Dorji Rinchen said that to facilitate voters, the dzongkhag election office would be providing services related to Voter Photo Identity Card on poll-day. “To facilitate women voters, two women are placed in each polling station. They are also provided separate rooms to stay.”

He said that envelope B of the postal ballot would be opened by 1pm today. “LED bulbs were also provided in polling stations where the rooms did not have sufficient light. For instance, Yangthang BHU polling station.”

The dzongkhag has about 7,818 registered voters.

Rinchen Zangmo | Paro