Nominations for Chandigarh Municipal Corporation poll in late November

Nominations for Chandigarh Municipal Corporation poll in late November

The filing of nominations for the MC poll will start in late November and the elections will be held in December. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 13

The filing of nominations for the MC poll will start in late November and the elections will be held in December.

The State Election Commission, UT, convened a meeting of all returning officers and assistant returning officers today to discuss various issues relating to the poll. The meeting was chaired by SK Srivastava, State Election Commissioner.

Election to 35 wards of the MC will be conducted by nine ROs. Each RO will be assisted by two AROs. Besides, two ROs and four AROs have been kept in reserve. The draw of lots for reserved wards will be held next week.

The State Election Commissioner exhorted everyone to work sincerely to ensure transparent, free and fair elections. He laid emphasis on strict adherence to the Covid protocol and use of IT during the election such as disseminating poll-related information on mobile app.

The Secretary, Election Commission, gave details of the poll procedure and a brief outline of the tentative poll schedule such as nominations to be file in late November and the poll to be held in December. A timeline for finalising polling stations has been released so that the poll can be concluded before December 31 when the term of the present corporation ends.

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