Local elections: Voting underway (photos)

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KATHMANDU, May 13: Voting is currently underway in all the 753 local units across the country.

Voting kicked off at 7:00 AM today in 21,955 polling centers at 10,756 polling stations across the country and it will continue till 5:00 PM today. 

People will be electing a total of 35,221 representatives including mayors/ chair person and deputy mayors/vice chairperson, ward chairs, Dalit women members, women members and open ward members through the today's election taking place second time since the country  switched to a federal set-up. 

It may be noted that 390 candidates have already been elected unopposed in the election.

According to the Election Commission, 65 political parties are taking part in the election though it had registered 79 parties for the election purposes. 

 A total of 109,088 employees have been mobilized in the election.

Here are some pictures taken by Ratopati photojournalist: 

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