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General Panchayat election to be held in Manipur

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 18, 2017 1:33 am
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Imphal, August 17 (EMN): The state election commission is all set to hold the 5th General Panchayat elections next month to elect new local body representatives including Zilla Parishad, Pradhan and ward members as the term of the existing representatives expires October 23 this year.
Announcing this during a press conference at state election commission office here on Thursday, state election commissioner Th Kamini Kumar said that the polling of the Panchayat elections will be held on October 7 from 8am to 4pm.
A total of 7,16,813 voters including 3,48,139 males and 3,68,691 females will franchise their rights across 1521 polling stations to elect 60 Zilla Parishad Members and 161 Pradhans and 1513 ward members. Altogether 9126 polling personnel will be utilised and each polling station would be manned by six polling personnel each, he added.
Along with the announcement of the election schedule, the election model code of conduct has also come into force from today in all the six valley districts.-Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Jiribam, Kaching and Thoubal.
The last date for filing nomination paper for the Panchayat election is August 25. Scrutiny would be done the following day that is August 26 and the last date of withdrawal has been fixed on August 29. Polling would be held on September 13 from 7 am to 4 pm, said the Secretary.
If necessary, re-poll would be held on October 9 before the votes are counted on October 11, and all election processes would be completed by October 16. Saying that the election model code of conduct has come into force, Kamini Kumar informed. Altogether, would be elected.
He further said besides six district election officers, 14 Returning officers were also appointed for the forthcoming elections. Meanwhile, all the Deputy Commissioners and SPs of the six valley districts have been invited for holding a joint meeting soon for smooth conduct of the elections, he added.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 18, 2017 1:33:50 am