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Bhutan - Register as Voter

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  1. To register as a voter, applicants will need to submit a completed Voter Registration Form along-with a copy of their citizenship identity card to the Registration Officer of the constituency.
  2. The Registration officer will check the application, and once approve will enter the applicants name in the Electoral Roll.
  3. A registered Voter is issued only one VPIC for all the Elections.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed Voter Registration Form
  • Citizenship identity card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Election Commission of Bhutan
Democracy House
PO Box 2008
Kawang Jangsa
Email:[email protected]


To register as voter you must:

  • Be a Bhutanese citizen, possess a citizenship identity card;
  • Be not younger than eighteen years of age on the qualifying date;
  • Be registered in the civil registry of that Demkhong and having your Mitsi and Gung in that place for not less than one year, prior to the qualifying date; and
  • Not disqualified from voting under any law in force in Bhutan.

Disqualifications for Registration :

A person is not eligible for registration as a voter if he/she is:

  • Of unsound mind as declared by a competent court;
  • Disqualified for the time being under any law in force in Bhutan; and
  • Registered in the Electoral Roll of another Demkhong.

The name of a person disqualified from registration based on disqualifications in section 7.1 shall be struck off from the draft Electoral Roll. Provided that the name of the person struck off from the Electoral Roll shall forthwith be reinstated in it if such disqualification is removed under a law authorizing its removal.


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Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • name
  • sex
  • permanent address
  • citizenship identity card number
  • date of birth

Need for the Document[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

The Voter Photo Identity Card (VPIC) is an important document provided for the purpose of exercising the right to vote in an election in Bhutan

It is the one and only valid document for identification of voters at the polling stations on polling day. Therefore, all voters are reminded that they must have the VPIC to be allowed to vote on Poll Day while they are also advised to carry with them the Citizenship Identity Card.In the event of any dispute related to the VPIC, the Citizenship Identity Card will form the basis for taking decision by the Presiding Officer.

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