SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Governor, N N Vohra approved ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2018’, facilitating the 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 J&K in September-October 2018, will be conducted using EVMs.