Karbi Anglong Independent Council elections on June 8: Assam SEC

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Guwahati: Assam State Election Commissioner Alok Kumar (ASEC) on Thursday announced that polling for the 26-member Karbi Anglong Independent Council would be held on June 8.

Addressing a press conference here, State Election Commissioner Alok Kumar said that voting would be done through ballot papers as the rules for use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have not been enforced by the council.
He said that the last date for submission of nomination papers was May 23 and the applications would be examined the next day, adding that the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) had come into force immediately.
He said that polling would be held in all 26 constituencies comprising 906 polling stations and it would involve 10,000-12,000 government personnel.

“It will be in addition to the police personnel who will be involved in maintaining law and order,” Kumar said.

He said that the voter list would be as per the latest pictorial electoral rolls published on March 25, 2022.
He said that the total number of voters in the constituencies spread over two districts and one sub-division is 7,03,298, including 3,55,503 men, 3,47,790 women and five third sex.

The SEC also announced that the by-election for the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) constituency of Koklabari would be held on June 8.
Kumar said that counting of polling votes for BTC seat in Baksa district would take place on June 12.

In the 2020 BTC elections, UPPL president Pramod Boro won both Goibari and Koklabari seats and vacated the latter constituency, necessitating by-elections.

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