Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir from Nov 17: CEO Kabra

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Srinagar: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), of Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra today announced 9-phased Panchayat polls in the state.

Addressing a news conference here, Kabra said that the polls for Panchayats will be held in 9 phases with a gap of two to three days. The first phase of polls, he said will take place on November 17. The candidates, he said can file the nominations from tomorrow.

He said that the ballot papers will be used in the Panchayat elections instead of EVMs. 4483 Sarpanchs and 35028 Panches will be elected in the elections.

The elections will be held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Kabra said.

The model code of conducted imposed on September 16 will continue to remain into force into rural areas, the CEO said.