Sherab Lhamo

In Lamgong-Wangchang, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Sonam Tashi emerged victorious with a total of 4,237 votes, including 748 votes from postal ballots and 3,489 votes from Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

The Bhutan Tendrel Party (BTP) candidate Kunzang Dorji secured a total of 2,880 votes, with 2,324 from EVMs and 556 from postal ballots.

In Dogar-Shaba, PDP candidate Gem Tshering garnered a total of 4,083 votes, comprising 740 votes from postal ballots and 3,343 votes from EVMs.

BTP candidate Jigme secured a total of 2,276 votes, with 1,893 from EVMs and 413 from postal ballots.

In Dogar Gewog Center polling station, a voter arrived with a soft copy of CID and was turned away by the presiding officer.

Tshering, 33, from Seo Yaksa, praised the facilitation booth for making voting more accessible. He highlighted the challenges faced in reaching the polling station in their gewog, which takes a day to travel, incurring high expenses.

Expressing satisfaction with the facilitation booth at Drugyel Central School, Tshering voted along with four others out of 82 registered voters.

This turnout marked a significant increase compared to the primary rounds when only 30 registered voters participated from Soe Yaksa gewog. The enhanced accessibility and increased voter turnout underscore the positive impact of such initiatives on democratic participation in the region.