Results to be announced on March 11

Elections to seven city corporations and 201 city municipals councils, town municipal councils and town panchayats across the State will be held on March 7, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Thursday.

Announcing the calendar of events here, State Election Commissioner C.R. Chikkamath said the results would be announced on March 11. “The code of conduct for the elections will come into effect from Friday morning, and the elections will be held based on the 2007 ward-wise reservation list,” he told presspersons.

The announcement comes a day after the Supreme Court directed State functionaries to cooperate with the SEC to conduct the elections.

‘Preparations over’

“I am bound by the Supreme Court directions. Division-wise meetings have been held already and preparations have been completed,” Mr. Chikkamath said.

When asked if teachers would be drafted for election duty as it would be examination season, Mr. Chikkamath said that the decision had been left to the deputy commissioners. “The elections are being held only in urban areas and will be over on March 7, much before the PUC examination is scheduled to start on March 13,” he said and added that the deputy commissioners are ready with the personnel required.

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