Local elections: Deadline for nomination filing till 5 pm today

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Kathmandu: The deadline for the nomination filing for the May 13 local election is expiring at 5 pm on Monday evening. Candidates can file their nominations at their respective office of the election officer at 753 local levels between 10 am and 5 pm today.

As per the election calendar published by the Election Commission (EC), the nomination filing started on Sunday at 10 am.

The local election for a total of 35,221 positions at 753 local levels across the country is taking place on May 13.

The process of updating details of candidates registered for the poll has been underway, said the EC.

So far, a total of 10,533 candidates for the election have been registered with the EC and the candidacy update is underway, according to the EC preliminary data.

According to the poll calendar, the publication of the candidates’ preliminary list will take place on April 25 and complaints against the nomination of candidates on April 26. Investigations into the complaints will occur on April 27-28, the publication of the candidates’ list after the investigations into complaints on April 28, candidacy withdrawal and publication of the candidates’ final list on April 29, and distribution of election symbols on April 30.