CEO reviews arrangements for LC polls

Chief Electoral Officer, Shantmanu today held a meeting with the officers of Legislative Assembly Secretariat here to discuss the arrangements to be put in place for smooth conduct of Biennial elections to elect the Members of Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council (MLCs).
CEO reviews arrangements for LC polls
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Chief Electoral Officer, Shantmanu today held a meeting with the officers of Legislative Assembly Secretariat here to discuss the arrangements to be put in place for smooth conduct of Biennial elections to elect the Members of Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council (MLCs).

The elections for 6 seats of the Upper House are to be held on April 17, 2017. The voting hours have been fixed from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM. The counting will be held on the same day. The formal notification in this regard would be issued on 22 March 2017.

As many as 87 elected and 2 nominated Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) will take part in polling through open ballot.  

Secretary, J&K Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly will be Returning Officer, while as Deputy Secretary Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly will be Assistant Returning Officer for the conduct of elections.

 Pertinent to mention that the 6 seats of Legislative  Council shall fall vacant  on April 19, 2017 due to retirement of  Jehangir Hussain Mir, Jugal Kishore, Dr Bashir Ahmad  Shah Veeri, Master Noor Hussain, S Dharambir Singh Oberoi ( deceased) and Yasir Reshi.

Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mr Mohammad Ramzan, besides other senior officers of State Election Department and Legislative Assembly were present in the meeting.

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