The Tibetan Election Commission on the coming elections
Tuesday, 10 August 2010, 12:25 p.m.
|Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Jamphel Choesang (C) with Additional Election Commissioners, Ven. Geshe Rigzin Choedak (R) and Mr. Chutpar Yangkho Gyal (L) addressing media at DIIR, Lhakpa Tsering Hall, Thursday, 10th June 2010. File Photo by Jigme Tsering /Tibet.Net|
Dharamshala: The officials of the Election Commission on Saturday
gave a talk to the staff of the Central Tibetan Administration on the
details of the upcoming election of the next Kalon Tripa and members of
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile at Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala.
Chief Election Commissioner Mr Jamphel Choesang said the election is
very important and it can be successful if the Tibetan public
participate with responsibility in the electoral process.
Mr Choesang said, eligibility for voting is that a voter should be a
Tibetan of 18 years of age and must have registered his or her Green
book with the Election Commission or the local branch of election
He said a person registered for voting can vote at any of the polling
sites where the election commission would keep the polling booth on
carrying his or her registered Green book.
An officer of Election Commission told Tibet.Net, “ The commission will
set up polling booths at any location where there are more than 50
Tibetans living by sending their list of voters to the commission.”
Registration dates are from 18 June to 18 August. Preliminary voting
date is on 3 October and the final day voting is on 20 March 2011.
Additional Election Commissioner, Ven Geshe Rigzin Choedak, said only a
family member of a voter can assist his or her family who may not be a
literate or may be sick.
The officials of the Election Commission of the Central Tibetan
Administration has travelled to Tibetan settlements in Ladakh, Manali,
Mandi, Chauntra, Bir, Shimla, Dharamsala and others in northern India,
and Kalimpong, Darjeeling and others in eastern India to explain the
details of the upcoming elections. The commission will be giving such
talks in Tibetan settlements in Dehra Dun on 11 August and has plans to
cover election talks in South India.