छत्तीसगढ़ राज्य निर्वाचन आयोग

Article 243K and 243YA of the Constitution of India provides for the constitution of a State Election Commission. Under the superintendence, direction and control of the State Election Commission, the work of electoral rolls and elections of urban bodies is completed. It has been determined by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 5756/2005 Kishan Singh Tomar Vs Municipal Corporation of the City of Ahmedabad and others that the State Election Commission has the same powers to conduct elections, which are vested in the Election Commission of India. State of Chhattisgarh The Election Commission has decided to conduct general elections in 10 districts (Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bemetara, Raigarh, Korea, Surajpur, Kanker, Sukma and Bijapur) of municipalities i.e. Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayats of the state. In 11 districts (Raipur, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bemetara, Mahasamund, Dhamtari, Kondagaon, Dantewada and Kanker), the by-election proceedings will be completed as per the ongoing program. Extensive preparations have been made by the commission to conduct the elections in a free, fair, peaceful and orderly manner. Program outline is attached.2. In total 370 wards of 15 municipalities, general elections and bye-elections of 17 wards of 16 urban bodies will be conducted. Out of this, the by-election of 3 wards (Raigarh Ward No. 9, Dhamtari (Amdi Ward No. 14) and Kanker (Bhanupratappur Ward No. 9) will be issued immediately after the final publication of voter list on 25.11.2021. In the general election, 3,87,530 male voters, 3,90,843 female voters, 47 other voters, a total of 7,78,420 voters and 13,225 male voters in the by-election, 13,668 female voters, 03 other voters, a total of 26,896 voters will participate in the election. Electoral rolls containing photographs of voters have been prepared. A total of 1,000 polling stations have been earmarked for general elections and 37 polling stations have been earmarked for bye-elections. 4. Voting for municipalities, voting will be conducted through ballot boxes.5. As per the provision of proviso to Rule 48(2) of CG Municipal Election Rules 1994, 18 identity cards have been prescribed by the Commission to prevent impersonation of voters and to facilitate their identification and to establish identity at the time of voting. Any one of the Identity Cards to be produced by the voter But voting may be allowed by the Presiding Officer of the polling station. As per the provision of Rule 63.K(3)(b), if the voter does not wish to record the vote in favor of any candidate, he shall put his vote in the ballot paper on “None of the above” NONe~ OFk~ THe~ ABOVE½ Vote can be recorded. It will be printed in the ballot paper after the last candidate of the list of candidates for the post of Councilor.6. Elections to Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats will be held on party basis.7. With the announcement of the election program by the State Election Commission, the model code of conduct has come into force in the areas of such municipalities where elections are to be held. From the date of the announcement of the election till the election is over, no such order shall be passed or any such declaration shall be made by any municipality or any department or undertaking of the State Government which will benefit any area or class of voters. Any facility, exemption, assistance or any other form of financial assistance or money is received with a view to doing so. No new work, scheme or project can be sanctioned or announced by the elected municipalities or the state government during the period of election proceedings. Election observers, expenditure observers will be appointed to monitor the compliance of the code of conduct of the election process and the expenditure limit prescribed for the posts of councillors. Expenditure limit has been fixed for the post of councilor (copy of gazette attached). To monitor the expenditure limit for the post of councilor, the election expenditure auditor will be appointed by the District Election Officer, who will check the expenditure account of the candidates for the post of councillor. Between the last date fixed for withdrawal of candidature and the date of voting, the candidates will have their expenditure account compulsorily checked with the election expenditure auditor. If necessary, the election expenditure auditor can call the candidate for checking more than twice with the register of accounts.10. Like in the last general election year 2019-20, this time also arrangement for online nomination (ONNO) is being made for the convenience of the candidates in this urban body election. Through ONNo~, the candidate can fill his nomination form online and take a print out of it and present it to his concerned Returning Officer on the prescribed date and time for the nomination letter, automatically / through the proposer. With this online system, the candidates will be able to avoid technical (clerical) errors in the nomination paper.11. Like the last general election year 2019-20, this time also the form of ballot box used by the commission to carry the ballot box has also been changed so that the polling party can be facilitated.12. Like the previous general election year 2019-20, this time also the electoral roll for urban body elections has been prepared by the State Election Commission through online software SEC-Er~.13. Election Expenditure (Accounts Maintenance and Presentation) Order 2019 dated 31 October 2019 and Election Expenditure (Media Certification and Monitoring Committee Formation and Payment Value News Regulation) Order, 2019 dated 07 November 2019 in relation to election expenditure monitoring by the State Election Commission. is.14. With the aim of motivating the voters to get their names included in the electoral roll, the “Jagav Boter (Jabo)” program was run by the State Election Commission, in which the participation of the people across the state has been remarkable. Like this:Like Loading… Continue Reading