Shimla: State Election Commission today notified the election programme for the conduct of elections of all three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions of Udaipur and Keylong Sub Division of Lahaul & Spiti district, Pangi sub division of Chamba district and for Zila Parishad constituencies of sub division Spiti of Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.
Nomination papers would be presented on May 24th, 25th and 26th 2011 (Between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm ) Nomination papers for the offices of Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad shall be filed at the places and before the officers appointed by the District Election Officers( Panchayat). The nomination papers would be scrutinized on May 27, 2011 (From 10:00 am onwards). A candidate can withdraw his candidature on May 30th, 2011 (Before 3:0 pm). List of contesting candidates showing the name of symbol allotted to them shall be prepared and affixed on May 30, 2011 immediately after the time of withdrawal is over. The List of polling stations will be published on or before May 24th, 2011.
The poll, if necessary would be held from 07:00 to 3:00 pm on June 10th, 2011 in first phase and on June 12th, 2011 in second phase. Counting of votes in the event of poll for Member, Up-Pradhan and Pradhan of Gram Panchayats shall be taken up on the date of poll immediately after the close of the poll at the gram panchayat headquarters. Counting of votes for member of Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad shall be taken up on June 14th, 2011 at 08:30 am at respective block headquarters. The counting once started shall continue until it is completed.
The result of the election of Member, Up-Pradhan and Pradhan of Gram Panchayats shall be declared on the date of the poll immediately after the counting is over. The result of election of Panchayat Samiti shall be declared on the day of counting at the block headquarters immediately after the counting process is over. The result of election to Zila Parishad shall be declared in accordance with the provisions contained in rule 75(VI) of the Himachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj (Election) Rules, 1994. Model Code of Conduct shall come into force in Lahaul & Spiti district and Pangi sub division of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh from today till the election process is completed. The process of election would be completed by June 17, 2011.