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Polling of Parliamentary Constituency of Chandigarh on 19th May 2019

Chandigarh, 10th March 2019: The Election Commission of India has announced Elections to Lok Sabha today i.e. on 10.3.2019 and with the announcement of the Election Programme, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force. As per the programme of elections announced by the Election Commission of India, Polling of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency will be on 19-05-2019.

As per the Electoral Roll finally published on 28.1.2019, the total electors of Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency are 6,19,249 and the Service Electors are 355. 597 Polling Stations have been setup in this Constituency, out of which 212 polling station falls under sensitive categories and total 191 polling stations locations. As per the directions of Election Commission of India the webcasting will be done in all the polling stations in the current elections.

This Constituency has set up District Call centre with 1950 toll free number in which any resident can make a call and get the updated information regarding their votes and on election. 1950 will be operational 24x7 for the facility of electors and citizens. The residents can also register their complaint on 1950 in any time, it will be functional 24x7 by 11.3.2019. Also, a control room of the Returning Officer has been set up at 1st floor, Conference room, DC Office, Sector 17. This control room shall function as the Nodal point for resolution of all complaints and shall coordinate between various teams involved. Returning Officer Cell has been established in the 1st floor of Deputy Commissioner Office situated in Sector-17, Chandigarh.                

The Nodal Officers on various subjects has already been appointed and these nodal officers are fully functional during the Election period. New C-Vigil app has been launched by the Election Commission of India in which any resident can lodge the cases relating to violation of Model Code of Conduct. On receiving the complaint, the flying squad shall reach at the place of incident within 15 minutes and report back within 30 minutes to the officer concerned. In this app, the complainant has to capture the image or videograph the incident so that the action can be initiated within 100 minutes. The Nodal Officer for expenditure monitoring has also been appointed to check the day to day account of the contesting candidates. One Expenditure Monitoring Cell has also been created.

Various types of teams i.e. Video Surveillance Teams, Video Viewing Teams, Static Surveillance Team, & Flying Squad teams, accounting teams have been appointed and have started working from the day of announcement of General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019. 9 (Nine) flying Squads and 9 (Nine) Static Surveillance Teams have been appointed for the three sub divisions of Chandigarh and shall be operational 24x7. These teams will be headed by the Executive Magistrate and shall ensure enforcement of Model Code of Conduct.  Sh. Anil Garg, PCS has been appointed as the Nodal Officer for Enforcement of Model Code of Conduct. His contact number is 9815501422, the office address of Nodal Officer is o/o Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Sector-17,Chandigarh. 


Election Department