Himachal Municipal polls on Jan 3
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 20:51
  
Shimla: Election to local bodies sans the Shimla Municipal Corporation will held in Himachal Pradesh on January 3 next.

Polls will be held for 25 Municipal Councils and 23 Nagar Panchayats, the state Election Commission said.

The nomination process will commence on December 13 and end on December 15, Scrutiny will take place the next day and the last date for withdrawals is December 18.

The counting will take place immediately after the voting is over.

For the first time, presidents and vice-presidents of Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats along with members of the ward will be elected through direct vote.

Fifty per cent seats have been reserved for women in all urban local bodies. There is no reservation for the post of vice-presidents.

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will used during the voting, the state Election Commission said.

The term of the Shimla Municipal Corporation will expire in May 2012.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 04, 2010, 20:51


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