Chencho Dema

Punakha observed an increase in the number of registered voters in the Kabisa-Talo and Lingmukha-Toedwang constituencies in contrast to the previous two primary elections, yet experienced low voter turnout.

Lingmukha-Toedwang had 7,807 registered voters, consisting of 3,815 males and 3,992 females. However, only 5,348 voters participated in the recent primary election, with 2,632 males and 2,716 females casting their ballots. This resulted in a voter turnout of 68.5%. In 2018, out of 6,934 registered voters, more than 5,120 participated, and in 2013, 3,132 voters cast their votes in this constituency with 6,084 eligible voters.

Meanwhile, Kabisa-Talo constituency recorded 11,289 registered voters, including 5,271 males and 6,018 females. However, only 7,549 voters, comprising 3,504 males and 4,045 females, participated, resulting in a voter turnout of 66.87%. In 2018, Kabji-Talo had over 10,000 voters, and in 2013, with 8,632 eligible voters, 5,164 voters participated.

Out of the 19,096 registered voters in both constituencies, only 12,897 cast their votes during the recent primary election. In 2018, out of 16,949 registered voters, 11,977 participated, achieving a 70.6% voter turnout. Meanwhile, in 2013, Punakha witnessed a total voter turnout of 60.32% with 14,716 eligible voters.

Punakha has consistently shown strong support for the PDP since 2013.

Khamaed_Lunana in Gasa had the lowest voter turnout, with 837 voters out of 1,175 eligible voters, resulting in a 71.23% voter turnout. Khatoed-Laya had 1,125 registered voters, with 881 participating and a voter turnout of 78.31%. Athang-Thedtsho in Wangduephodrang had 7,620 voters out of 11,215, with a 67.94% total voter turnout. Nyishog-Saephu had 11,425 registered voters, with 8,297 participating and a 72.62% voter turnout.