The State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday announced to hold the municipal elections for 13 urban local bodies on May 26, imposing the Model Code of Conduct with immediate effect in the areas where the polls are scheduled.
The Commission will conduct elections in Deoghar Municipal Corporation, Dhanbad Municipal Corporation, Chas Municipal Corporation, Chakradharpur Municipal Council, Jumri Telaiya Municipal Council, Bishrampur Municipal Council, Koderma Municipal Panchayat and Majigaon Municipal Panchayat as the five-year tenure of Mayor and Ward Councillors is concluding in the months of May-June.
Meanwhile, By-Polls will be conducted for the Ward Councillors of Ward number 39 under Ranchi Municipal Corporation, Ward number 9 of Adityapur Municipal Council, Ward number 26 of Medninagar Municipal Corporation, Ward number 28 of Phusro Municipal Council and Ward number 4 of Mihijam Municipal Panchayat.
The counting of the votes will be done on May 29. Basant said all the formalities of the polls would be completed by May 30. As many as 12, 32,458 voters, including 6,78,872 men and 5, 53,586 women will cast their votes in the upcoming polls.