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Local body elections to Puducherry UT to be announced soon.

- June 17, 2022

Puducherry, June 17 (BPNS)

The local body elections to Union Territory of Puducherry will soon be announced as the State Election Commission (SEC) has published its final electoral rolls on its website, www.sec.py.gov.in.

The State Election Commission (SEC) will hold elections to elect 1149 representatives. Five municipal chairmen, 116 municipal councilors, 108 commune panchayat council members, 108 village panchayat presidents and 812 village panchayat ward members.

According to the final electoral list published by the state election commission,  there are 10.1 lakh voters,  4.75 lakh men and 5.35 lakh women voters in the Union Territory of Puducherry. Clearly the women have outnumbered men in the electoral list in all the four regions, Puduhcerry, Karaikkal, Yanam and Mahe.

It may be noted that polls to the local bodies in the Union Territory were not held after the term of the 2006 elected representatives ended in 2011.

Puducherry region has 2 municipalities and 5 commune panchayats while Karaikkal, Mahe and Yanam have one municipality each.

The State Election Commission has published the final electoral rolls after incorporating the updates made by the Election Commission of India on its rolls published in January 5 ,2022. It may be noted that the State Election Commission had displayed the electoral rolls in the offices and sub-offices of the electoral registration officers throughout the UT from January 1 to January 7, 2022.

The SEC received claims, objections, deletions, corrections, and transportations with the qualifying date as of January 1, 2022, and the EROs processed and disposed of all the queries from the voters before the final list was published.