Election Commission notifies programme for by-election

Apr 13, 2018 15:50 | Poltics

The State Election Commission has notified the election programme for the conduct of by-elections to casual vacancy in ward No.1 of Municipal Council Una in district Una.

A Spokesperson of the Commission said here today that nomination papers shall be presented on 20, 21 and 23 April, 2018 (between 11:30 am to 3:00 PM) which will be scrutinized on 24 April, 2018. A candidate may withdraw his candidature on 26 April (between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm).

He said the list of contesting candidates showing the name of symbol allotted to them shall be prepared and affixed on 26 April, 2018 immediately after the time of withdrawal is over. List of Polling stations will be published on or before 20 April, 2018. The poll, if necessary, shall be held from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on 6 May, 2018. Counting of votes, in the event of poll will be taken up immediately after the close of the poll at the Municipal Headquarters. The result of the election will be declared immediately after the counting is over.

He said that electoral rolls earlier updated will be used for the conduct of these elections. However, any eligible elector can apply for inclusion of his/her name in the electoral rolls not later than eight days before last date fixed for filing of nomination papers. The applications shall be received even on holidays. A supplementary list will be prepared and added to the main electoral rolls.

The process of election will be completed by 8 May, 2018.