November 18: The silence period for the upcoming election has started from 12 am today (November 18). The election to the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly is taking place throughout the country in a single phase on November 20.
According to the Election Code of Conduct, 2022, the silence period comes into effect 48 hours before the voting day and remains in force until the polls are closed. The voting under the election to the HoR and Province Assembly is taking place from 7 am to 5 pm on Sunday, November 20.
Political party leaders, candidates, sister organisations of the parties or related individuals have to abide by the Code of Conduct and maintain the silence period. Election campaigning as well as any type of discussion, interaction, assemblies, workshop seminar and gatherings are not allowed during this period.
Likewise, the Code of Conduct states that the election publicity materials of the political parties or candidates kept 300 metres around the polling station should be removed 48 hours before the voting day.
Similarly, canvassing by any method, process or means, and posting or sharing any message, information or publicity material in support or against any political party or candidate on social sites, online, print or any medium is prohibited during the silence period. -- RSS