Panchayat elections will be held in three phases 

05-12-2021

  • Voting will be held on Jan 6, Jan 28 and Feb 16

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
State Election Commissioner Shri Basant Pratap Singh has announced the election programme for the general election year 2021-22 for three-tier panchayats on Saturday. Voting will be held in three phases on January 6, January 28 and February 16, 2022.
Singh said that the model code of conduct has become effective in rural areas as soon as the election is announced, which will remain in force till the results are declared. The provisions of the Model Code of Conduct will be applicable to political parties, candidates, government departments and employees and office bearers and employees of three-tier panchayats. Although Panchayat elections are being held on non-party basis, the provisions of the code of conduct will be applicable to political parties in general. The publication of election information and the receipt of nomination papers will start on December 13 for the first and second phase and on December 30 for the third phase. The last date for receipt of nomination papers is 20 December for Phase I and II and January 6 for Phase III. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on December 21 for Phase I and II and January 7 for Phase III. The last date for withdrawal of candidature and allotment of election symbols is 23 December for the first and second phase and 10 January for the third phase till 3 PM. Voting (if required) will be held on 6 January for the first phase, 28 January for the second phase and 16 February 2022 for the third phase from 7 am to 3 pm.

Counting of votes and declaration of election results
The counting of votes for the post of Panch and Sarpanch at the polling station will be done immediately after the voting is over. Counting of votes of Janpad Panchayat member and Zilla Panchayat member from EVM at Block Headquarters will be done on 10th January for first phase, 1st February for second phase and 20th February 2022 for third phase from 8 am onwards. The election results for the post of Panch and Sarpanch will be announced on 11 January for the first phase, 2 February for the second phase and 21 February from 10:30 am for the third phase. The election results for Janpad Panchayat members will be announced on February 22 for the first, second and third phases and for Zilla Panchayat members on February 23, 2022 from 10:30 am.