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Elections For Urban Local Bodies In Punjab On February 14

The voting could be held on February 14 from eight am to Four pm. (Representational)

Chandigarh:

Elections to the eight municipal firms and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab can be held on February 14, the state election workplace stated in Chandigarh.

The counting of votes would happen on February 17, in accordance with state elections commissioner, Punjab, Jagpal Singh Sandhu.

With the announcement of the ballot schedule, the mannequin code of conduct has come into pressure with quick impact inside the municipal areas of the municipalities the place elections can be held, stated Mr Sandhu in an official launch right here.

The code of conduct could be in pressure until the completion of the electoral course of, he additional stated.

The course of for submitting nominations would begin on January 30 and the final date for a similar could be February 3.

The nominations could be scrutinised on February Four whereas the date of withdrawal of nominations is February 5, which might even be the date of allotting the election symbols to the candidates, Mr Sandhu stated.

Election campaigning will finish at 5 pm on February 12.

The voting could be held on February 14 from eight am to Four pm. The counting of votes would happen on February 17, he stated.

A complete of 145 returning officers and 145 assistant returning officers could be appointed for conducting the elections.

A complete of 30 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Provincial Civil Service (PCS) officers could be appointed election observers and 6 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers can be appointed police observers to make sure peaceable, free and honest conduct of polls, he stated.

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Mr Sandhu stated 400 members could be elected for eight municipal firms and 1,902 members could be elected for 109 municipal councils/nagar panchayats within the state.

Fifty per cent reservation has been given for girls in municipal elections as per the Punjab authorities directions, stated the discharge.

There are 20,49,777 male, 18,65,354 feminine and 149 transgender voters, totalling 39,15,280 registered voters in Punjab for these elections.

Sandhu stated 4,102 polling cubicles could be established and 18,000 personnel can be placed on election responsibility.

Around 7,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been organized for the polling.

The State Election Commission additional stated that the expenditure restrict for a candidate of municipal company has been fastened as Rs Three lakh, for candidate of Municipal Council Class-I, Rs 2.70 lakh, Class-II Rs 1.70 lakh, Class-III Rs 1.45 lakh and candidates for nagar panchayats Rs 1.05 lakh.

For taking preventive measures for COVID-19, Rs 1.65 crore has been allotted to supply masks, sanitisers, and gloves for use by the workers deployed for election responsibility, he stated.

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