According to the Election Dispute Settlement Rules and Regulations of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2015, the Election Dispute Settlement Bodies are established at 2 levels. The body at the national level is designated as the Central Election Dispute Settlement Body (CEDSB) and at a Dzongkhag (district) is designated as the Dzongkhag Election Dispute Settlement Body (DEDSB).
Functions of the Election Dispute Settlement Bodies are:
-Receive election complaint during the election period,
-Direct an Investigation Committee for further investigation of the complaint relating to an election,
-Hear investigation report of the Committee and arguments of the Parties and give a reasoned decision, and
-Provide legal advice on the issues relating to election dispute as may be referred to by the election officials from time to time.
Power of the Election Dispute Settlement Bodies are:
-Summon and enforce the attendance of witnesses,
-Require production of any evidence, and
-Requisition any public record from Court or office or person.
For the challenges of the election results, eligible voters, registered voters and candidates or party representatives and file complaints within 10 days since announcement of election results.
Election Dispute Settlement Rules and Regulations of the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2015