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Assam: Municipal elections to be held on 80 boards on March 6
Assam: Municipal elections to be held on 80 boards on March 6

The State Election Commission (SEC) has chosen March 6, 2022 as the date for the state's mayoral elections. Voting will begin at 8 am will continue till 4 pm. Elections will be conducted in 977 wards in 80 municipal boards, with 2,054 polling stations, according to the State Election Commission (SEC).

Moreover, there are 2,532 candidates running for the Assam municipal election this time, but just 57 have won in the wards that were not contested. There are 16,73,899 voters in total for the 80 municipal boards, including 8,32,348 male voters, 8,41,534 female voters, and 17 third-gender voters.

On voting day and counting day, 20,000-25,000 government officials would be on duty. In additional, from February 14 through the count, 33 poll observers have been deployed. Meanwhile, for the first time in the state, M2 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be used in municipal board elections. The election will be held on March 9th, and the votes will be counted.

The poll schedule for the Silchar Municipal Board, on the other hand, has not been announced as a result of a lawsuit filed in the Gauhati High Court. Campaigning for the civic elections had been a high pitched one with parties and candidates going all out to woo the voters.

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