Nagaland elections

1. Nagaland will hold its first-ever Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections on June 26.
2. The election includes three Municipal Councils and 36 Town Councils.
3. There is a 33 percent reservation for women, promoting gender inclusivity in local governance.

Kohima, June 04: Nagaland is set to conduct its first-ever Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections on June 26, marking a significant milestone in the state’s democratic journey.

This historic election will feature three Municipal Councils and 36 Town Councils, with a notable 33 per cent reservation for women, advancing gender inclusivity in local governance.

This decision follows the last ULB election in 2004, which lacked such provisions. Nagaland has a total of 418 wards across 39 municipalities and town councils, with 142 wards specifically reserved for women.

Prominent councils include Kohima, Dimapur, and Mokokchung as Municipal Councils, with the rest classified as Town Councils.

According to the election schedule, nominations will be accepted from June 7 to June 11, with scrutiny on June 13.

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Candidates can withdraw their candidature until June 20, when the lists of contesting candidates and polling stations will be published.

Any necessary re-polling will occur on June 28, and vote counting and result declaration are scheduled for June 29.

The Model Code of Conduct is now in effect across all Municipal and Town Council areas involved in the elections, lasting until the election concludes.

On April 26, the state cabinet provided administrative approval for these ULB elections, specifying rotation-based reservation of wards for women as mandated by the Nagaland Municipal Act of 2023.