Talking to TOI, state election commissioner SK Srivastava, who was on the town for holding a gathering of all returning officers and assistant returning officers, sais,“The draw of lots shall be held on October 19 within the presence of representatives of political events”.
Stating that “Every voter issues in democracy”, would be the tagline for Chandigarh MC polls, the state election commissioner has additionally ordered that electoral roll of Chandigarh parliamentary constituency, for the time being in drive, and because it pertains to all wards of the Chandigarh MC, adopted for use within the MC polls.
In the assembly on Wednesday, Srivastava mentioned numerous subject regarding the following municipal company election in Chandigarh scheduled for December 2021. The election to 35 wards shall be carried out by 9 returning officers (ROs) and every returning officer shall be assisted by two assistant returning officers (AROs). Besides, two ROs and 4 AROs have been stored in reserve.
The state election commissioner welcomed the members and exhorted everybody to work sincerely to make sure clear, free and honest polls. He harassed that voters have been the spine of any sturdy democracy and therefore every-one ought to work to facilitate the voters in casting their vote. He targeted on the strict observance of Covid-19 protocol and use of IT throughout the election – like disseminating the electoral process/related data on cellular app. Srivastava additionally gave particulars of election procedures and transient define of the tentative election schedule i.e., nomination shall begin from later half of November and the ballot shall be held in December. The timelines for finalizing the polling stations have additionally been issued by the fee in order that ensuing elections might be well timed concluded earlier than December 31, the date of expiring the time period of the current company.
16 wards for SC, girls candidates
Out of complete 35 wards, seven for SC candidates (together with three SC girls candidates) and 12 wards for girls (9 for normal class and three for SC class) shall be reserved. A complete of 16 wards shall be reserved and 19 wards shall be open.