All arrangements done for local bodies elections: DC Kangra

Says, the nomination process will start from Dec 24

All arrangements done for local bodies elections: DC Kangra

Dharamshala: While giving the information, District Election Officer cum Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Kumar Prajapati said that the nomination process for the elections of local civic bodies will start from December 24, all preparations have been completed for this and to take care of the protocol of Covid-19, Guidelines have also been given. The Deputy Commissioner said that candidates for the Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayats in Kangra District will be able to file nominations on December 24, 26 and 28, 2020 from 11 am to 3 pm. He informed that the nomination papers will be checked up on December 29. On 31 December, withdraw nominations shall be allowed from 10 AM to 3 PM. Immediately after withdrawal of nomination papers, election symbols will be issued to the contesting candidates.

The Deputy Commissioner said that as per the notification, the voting will be held on January 10, 2021 from 8 am to 4 pm. The counting of votes will be started immediately after the vote and then the results will be declared immediately.

The Deputy Commissioner said that there will be a provision of soap, water and sanitizer for the persons coming for filing of nomination papers in the Returning Officer's Room and a person will be appointed for this. He said that it would be compulsory for the persons presenting nomination papers to wear masks.” Nobody will be allowed in the chamber of Returning officers without a mask. Only the candidate and one other person with the candidate will be allowed to enter the Returning Officer's Room for submitting nomination papers”, said DC.

The District Election Officer said that candidates contesting elections can download the nomination papers from the Commission's website. If any Covid patient or person living in quarantine wants to contest the election, he can submit his nomination papers to the Returning Officer through  his proposer or any other authorized person. Such persons will not be allowed to  go to the Returning Officer.