Elections of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency to be held on 1st June 2024 as per announcement of Poll schedule by ECI

Elections of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency will be held on the 1st of June 2024 and counting on the 4th of June, as per the announcement of the Poll schedule by the Election Commission of India. During the run-up to elections, various meetings with political parties have been held at the level of CEO, RO and AEROs to be regularly briefed about the developments from time to time. The representatives of political parties were requested to strictly adhere to the guidelines of the Commission regarding the Model Code of Conduct. As per the Electoral Roll as of date, the total electors of the Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency are 6,47,291 including 3,35,060 Males, 3,12,198 Females and 33 Third gender. 614 Polling Stations have been set up in this Constituency which have been spread across 209 polling station locations. All these polling stations have Assured Minimum Facilities as per the guidelines of the Commission such as Drinking Water, Electricity, Furniture and Shade. 139 polling stations have been declared vulnerable. As per the directions of the Election Commission of India, webcasting will be done in all the polling stations in the current elections. This Constituency has set up a District Call centre with a 1950 toll-free number to facilitate residents to get updated information regarding their votes and other election programmes. The toll-free number 1950 will be operational 24×7 for the facility of electors and citizens. The residents can also register their complaints on 1950 at any time and it will be functional 24×7.



A control room for the Returning Officer has also been set up at the DC Office, Sector 17. This control room shall function as the Nodal point to resolve all complaints and coordinate among the various teams involved. Senior officers have been designated as Nodal Officers for Manpower Management, Training Management, Material Management, Transport Management, Computerisation, Cyber Security and IT, SVEEP, Law and Order, Vulnerability Mapping and Security, EVM Management, Model Code of Conduct, Expenditure Monitoring, Complaints Redressal and Excise Department to ensure free, fair and smooth elections. To strictly enforce the Model Code of Conduct, 6 Flying Squad Teams, 6 Static Surveillance Teams, 4 Video Surveillance Teams and 4 Video Viewing Teams have been set up. Various IT Tools will also be used such as Voter Helpline Application, Know Your Candidate Application, C Vigil, Suwidha etc for the convenience of voters, political parties and candidates. Expenditure monitoring teams have also been put in place to monitor the expenditure of political parties and contesting candidates. Election Office, Chandigarh is committed to providing a level playing field to the political parties and candidates and to ensure the conduct of elections in a free, fair and transparent manner.

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