AIZAWL, April 12 - Mizoram State Election Commission (MSEC) today announced by-election to 31 village councils in Aizawl and Kolasib districts on May 19 next.
The returning officers will issue official notification on April 26 and the last date of filing nominations will be April 27, the announcement said. The MSEC said that counting of votes would commence on the date of polling just after the completion of the voting process.
In the 31 village councils, 123 members would be elected of which 33 seats were reserved for women.
Elections of village councils in 31 villages could not be held along with the rest of the State on April 30 last year as no nominations were filed to contest the polls due to threats from the Hmar People�s Convention (Democrats) militants.
The MSEC announced the election after the HPC (D) publicly announced that the militant group would not object to holding the village council polls. � PTI