Ballot System for GHMC Elections

The state Election Commission took the decision today and the official Notification for Elections might release in First week of November

Hyderabad : The state election commission has taken a decision regarding the Elections of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation[GHMC].The decision was taken keeping in mind the rise of effect of the pandemic,the state election commission has already called for an all-party meeting regarding its decision.The commission had already written letters to 11 recognized political parties.

Out of 11 political parties a total of 8 parties have replied to the commission and only three out of those 8 wants the elections to be conducted through EVM’s,and the others supported the state election commission’s decision.The commission hence went forward with their decision as the majority parties supported its decision to conduct elections with the ballot paper system

With this decison the elections will be held with ballot papers system in 150 wards of Greater Hyderabad and the Official Elections Notification Might release in first or second week of November.

Earlier this year the state election commission had conducted the elections of 120 municipalities,10 municipal corporations and 12,000 Gram panchayats with ballot papers due to the availability of EVM’s.

-Anudeep Deshaipeta.

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