The draw for the reservation of quarters for SC candidates and women for civic body elections will take place on Tuesday, a statement sent by the state election commissioner to presidents of all political parties said on Monday.
Municipal elections will take place in 35 neighborhoods this time in December. The code of conduct for the same is expected to come into effect in November.
All the major political parties had demanded that the draw be carried out as soon as possible so that they begin and launch preparations for the poll in different constituencies. Tuesday’s draw will take place at the UT guesthouse.
The statement from the State Elections Commissioner on Monday read: “I am instructed to address you on the subject mentioned above and to say that the administration of Chandigarh has decided to hold the general elections of the Municipality of Chandigarh in 35 neighborhoods. The draw for the reservation of quarters for candidates from listed castes (including women from listed castes) and women (general), to be filled by direct elections, will take place on October 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in the UT State Guest House Conference Room, Sector 6, Chandigarh, by the State Election Commission.
It was also added that due to the protocols related to Covid-19, only two people from each political party will attend the debates.
“Due to the Covid protocols, only 2 representatives of each political party can attend the lottery procedure for the reservation of the districts of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. These people can therefore present themselves with the authorization of their political party. The names of the two authorized representatives can be indicated in advance to facilitate their entry, ”the note added.
Last week, the UT State Election Commission, Chandigarh, called a meeting in which it called on all returning officers and deputy returning officers to ensure that the municipal polls in the ‘UT were free and fair.
During the meeting, State Election Commissioner SK Srivastava addressed various issues related to the upcoming municipal elections in Chandigarh which are due to be held in December of this year.
Elections in the 35 wards of the Corporation municipale are conducted by nine returning officers and each returning officer is assisted by two assistant returning officers. Four assistant returning officers were kept in reserve, officials said.
The electoral commissioner had also said that the focus should be on strict compliance with all Covid-19 protocols and maximum use of information technology – such as the dissemination of the electoral procedure / relevant information on an application. mobile – during polls.
The secretary of the electoral commission gave details of the procedures and a brief overview of the provisional electoral timetable – the nomination will begin in the second half of November 2021 and the polls will take place in December 2021. The deadlines to finalize the polling stations have also issued by the commission to ensure that the elections can be held in a timely manner and concluded before December 31, 2021, the date of expiration of the mandate of this corporation.