SEC notifies election for Roorkee civic corporation

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SEC notifies election for Roorkee civic corporation

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

The election for the municipal corporation of Roorkee would be held on November 22.

On Tuesday, the state election commission issued notification for these elections. With it the model code of conduct has been enforced in the municipal corporation limits of Roorkee.

Incidentally the model code of conduct which was enforced in the rural areas of 12 districts of Uttarakhand (Barring Haridwar) due to Panchayat elections was withdrawn on Tuesday.

Addressing mediapersons at his office on the day, State Election Commissioner (SEC), Chandrasekhar Bhatt said that the interested candidates can submit their nomination forms on November 1 and till 5 PM on November 2.

These nomination forms would be scrutinised on November 4 and 5 and the nomination forms can be withdrawn on November 6.

The SEC informed that the symbols to the candidates would be distributed on November 7.

The counting of votes would be done on November 24 and the results are expected on the same day.

Like the just concluded Panchayat elections, the ballots papers would be used in election of Roorkee Municipal Corporation (RMC).

There are 40 wards in the RMC and the election commission would set up 53 polling centres and 149 polling booths.

In these elections an electorate of 1,40,538 voters would use their franchise out of whom 67,916 are female voters while the number of male voters is 72,622.

The election of the RMC was to be held at in May last year along with Selaqui.

However, the elections could not be held at the process of delimitation was challenged in the Uttarakhand High Court which quashed the delimitation.

In September the Supreme Court (SC) stayed the HC order on holding the election on the basis of delimitation of 2015 and directed that the polls should be held on the basis of delimitation of 2018.

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