Gangtok: The panchayat polls in Sikkim would be held on November 3 and the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect, the State Election Commission announced on Tuesday.
The elections to the gram panchayats and zilla panchayats in Sikkim would be held on November 3, State Election Commission (SEC) secretary Gita Bhutia said.
"For conduct of free and fair election, the Model Code of Conduct is enforced with effect from September, 24 and it is applicable throughout the State of Sikkim and it will remain in force till the election process is over," the SEC secretary said.
The last date for filing nomination papers is October, 1. Scrutiny would he held on October 3 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is October 5. The election process has to be completed by November 9, the SEC notification said.