Punjab: Panchayat polls to be held on December 30

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Voting for 13,276 panchayats in Punjab will be held on December 30 and the votes will be counted on the same day after polling gets over, state Election Commissioner Jagpal Singh Sandhu announced here on Friday.

With the announcement, the ‘Model Code of Conduct’ has come into force in the state. It will be in force till the completion of the electoral process, Sandhu said.

“The process of filing the nominations would commence on December 15 and conclude on December 19, he said.

The voting would be held on December 30 from 8 am till 4 pm and the votes will be counted on the same day, Sandhu added.

Sandhu said 13,276 Sarpanchs and 83,831 Panches would be elected for the 13,276 panchayats.

“There were 1,27,87,395 registered voters in the state,” he added.