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Municipal Corporation elections to be conducted through EVMs

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SRINAGAR, AUGUST 8: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra approved “The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2018″ facilitating conduct of forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporations in the State through EVMs. A provision made in this regard in 2016 had lapsed.

Presently, elections to Municipal Corporations are conducted using ballot papers under the provisions of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000.  In order to conduct these elections through EVMs, certain amendments were required to be made in the Act, so as to provide for making rules for use of EVMs in these elections.

With the passing of this amendment, the forthcoming Urban Local Body elections in the state of J&K in September-October, 2018, will be conducted using EVMs.

Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.

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