MC elections

Draw for reservation of wards in Chandigarh today

Chandigarh, October 18

The State Election Commission, UT, will hold the draw of lots for reservation of wards of the Municipal Corporation (MC) tomorrow. The elections to 35 wards of the MC are scheduled for December.

Nominations in late Nov

The nomination process for the MC elections will start in late November. The elections are to be concluded before December 31, 2021, when the term of the present corporation comes to an end.

The draw of lots for the reservation of wards for Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates, including SC women, and women (general), to be filled through direct election, will be held on October 19 at the UT Guest House.

Due to the Covid-19 protocol, only two persons from each political party would be allowed to attend the proceedings of the draw of lots, the commission stated.

The nomination process for the MC elections will start in late November. The elections are to be concluded before December 31, 2021, when the term of the present corporation comes to an end.

The elections to 35 wards will be conducted by nine returning officers (ROs) and each RO will be assisted by two assistant returning officers (AROs). Besides, two ROs and four AROs have been kept in reserve.

With the merger of 13 villages with the MC in December 2018, the number of wards increased from 26 to 35. Earlier, only nine of the 22 villages were under the jurisdiction of the MC. — TNS

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