panchayat elections

Gangtok, Oct 12: Two-tier panchayat elections in Sikkim will take place on November 10, for which the model code conduct came into force on Tuesday, an official stated.

State Election Commissioner K C Lepcha stated a complete of 4.09 lakh citizens will workout their franchise to spot their representatives in 122 Zila panchayat and 197-gram panchayat seats unfold over 6 districts – Gangtok, Pakyong, Mangan, Geyzing, Soreng, and Namchi.

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Candidates can report their nominations until October 18, at the same time as the scrutiny of nomination papers may be held the following day.

They can withdraw their candidature with the aid of using October 21, he stated.

As many as 1,147 polling cubicles were installed at 847 facilities throughout the six districts, Lepcha stated.

Counting will take place on November 12, he added.