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Tibetan Elections: Voting in North America

October 5, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
October 3, 2010

Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for
Americas, Mr Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, gets ready to
cast his ballot in New York, on Sunday, 3 October 2010

Dharamshala: As Tibetans in exile went into first
round of elections of Kalon Tripa and Tibetan
Parliament-in-Exile on Sunday, 3 October,
Tibetans residing in the US came in droves to cast their votes.

According to the office of Tibet in New York,
voters in New York and New Jersey cast their
ballots at a polling booth set up in a building
near the office of Tibet in New York from 9 am – 6 pm.

There are 5,904 eligible voters in 30 regions across North America.

Out of total 1,468 registered voters in New York
and New Jersey, around 1,100 voted in the preliminary round of elections.

Except New York and New Jersey, sealed ballot
boxes from other regions are due to arrive at the
regional election commission cum office of Tibet in New York on 5 October.

The counting of votes will take place on 6
October, following which the regional election
commission will send the aggregation of voting
results to the election commission in Dharamsala.
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