The model code of conduct imposed, paper ballots to be usedEnding long-continuing uncertainty-tinged speculation, the State Election Commission has announced on Monday that elections for 84 urban local bodies (ULB) in Uttarakhand would be held on November 18. After the commission issued notification, the model code of conduct has come into force in the State. It is learnt that the District Magistrates of all the 13 districts of the State would issue separate notifications for the ULB election on Tuesday. Bhatt, further, informed that the commission would use the ballot papers in these elections as the required number of electronic voting machines (EVM) was not available. Informing the media persons here on Monday, the State Election Commissioner (SEC), Chandrasekhar Bhatt said that counting of votes would be done on November 20. He, further, informed that the elections would be held in seven municipal corporations, 39 municipal councils, and 38 Nagar panchayats. He added that a total of 2357840 voters would exercise their franchise in these elections out of which 1148027 would be female and 1209813, male. SEC informed that the candidates can submit their nomination papers on October 20, 22 and 23 while the scrutiny of nomination papers would be held on October 25 and 26. The candidates can withdraw their nomination papers from 10 am to 4 pm on October 27 and the candidates would be allotted symbols on October 29, he added.
Elections in 8 ULBs would not be heldThere are 92 urban local bodies in the State out of which eight are municipal corporations, 41 municipal councils, and 43 Nagar panchayats. Due to the pending case in Uttarakhand High Court (HC) on the extension of the limit of the municipal corporation, an election would not be held in Roorkee.
Urban Local Bodies election details
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