Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar

Mobile and postal ballot voting facilities in Samdrupjongkhar became available as of today after teams consisting of polling officials and security personnel left to the 11 gewogs in the dzongkhag yesterday.

The polling officials will facilitate mobile voting for registered elderly voters above 65 years and voters living with disabilities in the gewogs.

Officials will also facilitate postal ballot voting for civil servants, private and corporate employees, spouses, and people who could not vote because of the pandemic.

There are about 284 elderly voters and voters living with disabilities in Samdrupjongkhar, including the thromde, 194 in Jomotshangkha, and 315 in Samdrupcholing.

The dzongkhag has about 4,182 voters registered for postal ballots.

The returning officer’s (RO) office in Samdrupjongkhar, Jomotshangkha, and Samdrupcholing deployed 11 teams consisting of three officials, including security personnel, to facilitate mobile voting in the 11 gewogs.

The office also deployed four teams, six officials, andsecurity personnel to Orong, Gomdar, and Wangphu, a team each to Dewathang and Samdrupjongkhar thromde, four gewogs in Samdrupcholing and three gewogs in Jomotshangkhag to facilitate paper voting.