Finally, on Friday today, the dates for Delhi civic polls were announced. The State election commission announced the dates for Delhi Municipal Corporation elections (MCD). Speaking at the press conference, State Election Commissioner, Vijay Dev said, many new initiatives are being taken to see a free and fair civic elections.
The polling for MCD will be held on December 4, 2022 and results will be declared on December 7, 2022. With the announcement of dates for civic polls, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect. The other details for the MCD polls as follows:
13,665 polling stations
42 of 250 wards are reserved for candidates from the Schedule Caste (SC)
50% of seats are reserved for women
over 1.46 crore voters in Delhi as of January 1, 2022
Voting will be done by Electronic Voting Machines like last time, and loudspeakers will be banned from 10 pm to 6 am
Special App where voters can check their details like name, constituency etc. Also, can lodge complaints
An online portal with details of candidates
SEC informed the date for notification will be on November 7, 2022 and will end on November 14, 2022. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is November 19, 2022.
The SEC informed like last time this time too there shall be the option of ‘None of The Above (NOTA).
The MCD polls were originally scheduled to be held in the first half of 2022. However, the announcement of dates was postponed due to unification exercise by the Central government which once again unified all three erstwhile municipal corporations into the MCD.
Delimitation has also affected the voter composition of wards.