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Civic poll: Final electoral rolls to be out by January 5

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 1

Ahead of the elections to nine municipal corporations, 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats, the State Election Commission has fixed January 5, 2021, as the deadline for the final publication of electoral rolls.

The Schedule

  • December 9: Preparation of electoral rolls
  • December 10: Publishing the electoral rolls
  • December 16: Last date for filing claims and objections

  • December 23: Deadline for disposal of claims and objections

  • January 1, 2021: The qualifying date for the preparation of the electoral rolls

  • January 5: The final publication of electoral rolls

The directives came after the state government recently notified to conduct the elections to civic bodies by February 13.

With January 1, 2021, as the qualifying date for the preparation of the electoral rolls, the Election Commission has allowed the preparation of electoral rolls till December 9 this year and these will be published by December 10. The last date for filing claims and objections will be December 16 and their disposal has to be done by December 23. Meanwhile, the final publication of electoral rolls has to be done by January 5.

Besides, byelection to one ward of the Amritsar Municipal Corporation and three wards of the Mahilpur and Mullanpur Dakha Municipal Councils are also being held simultaneously. A senior government functionary said the matter to decide the dates of the election could come up for discussion in the coming Cabinet meeting.

The Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government has contemplated to hold the election by January-mid next year, as urban areas are crucial in wake of the BJP announcing to flex its muscle in the coming Assembly poll. Earlier the state government had planned to hold the election on October 11. However, it could not be held due to Covid. The municipal corporations that are going to polls are Abohar, Batala, Kapurthala, SAS Nagar, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot, Phagwara, Moga and Bathinda.



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