GUWAHATI, Oct 21 - Elections to the Deori Autonomous Council and the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council will take place on November 16.
The Assam State Election Commission today notified the elections to the Deori Autonomous Council and the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council and declared the names of constituencies, along with reservation status and the election schedules for both the councils.
Addressing the media here, State Election Commissioner HN Bora said that election schedule for both the Autonomous Councils is same.
While there are 18 constituencies in the Deori Autonomous Council, there are 22 seats in the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council.
The last date of filing of nominations is October 28. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on October 31 and the list of validly nominated candidates will be declared on the same day.
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures is up to 3 pm on November 2. The publication of list of contesting candidates will be done the same day.
Polling will take place from 8 am to 4 pm on November 16. Re-poll, if necessary, will be held on November 17
Counting of votes will be held on November 21 from 8 am.
The Model Code of Conduct has come into immediate effect in the areas falling under the two councils.
Bora said that these will be the second elections to the two Autonomous Councils. The last polls for the Deori Autonomous Council and the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council were held in June 2010.
The number of electorates in the Deori Autonomous Council is around 40,000 and there will be 100 polling stations in the areas covered by it.
In the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council, the State Election Commission will set up 152 polling stations for 78,000 voters.
The two Autonomous Councils are spread across districts of Upper Assam and north bank. The respective Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police have been directed to identify sensitive polling stations, Bora said.
He added that the poll expenditure for the entire election process to the Deori Autonomous Council will be Rs 1.39 crore, while it will be Rs 1.55 crore for the Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council.
The 18 constituencies in the Deori Autonomous Council are Jorhat (ST), Majuli (ST), Tengapani (ST Women), Rajabari (ST), Dibrugarh (General), Sadia (ST), Margherita (ST Women), Sisi Borgaon (ST), Bordoloni (ST), Jonai (ST), Bordeuri (ST), Kinapathar (ST Women), Kachikata (ST), Pichala (ST), Gabharu Toonijan (ST), Bahgarah (ST), Bangalmara (ST) and Sonitpur (ST).
The 22 constituencies falling under Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council are Nagabat (ST), Borholla (General), Madhapur (ST), Phulbari (ST), Dihingia (ST), Titabar (ST Women), Samoguri (ST), Baruajan (ST), Jalukonibari (ST), Tamulbari (ST), Thengal Kamar Gaon (ST), Gelabil (ST), Kachomari (ST), Chawdang Pathar (ST Women), Chawdang Pathar Doyang (ST), Bangalmora-Pub Dikrong (ST), Pavo-Laluk (ST), Lakhimpur East (ST), Bihpuria South (ST), Jakaipeluwa Harmoti (ST), Rupohigor Pora (ST) and Merbil Naharkotia (ST).