Bring out new voters' list for municipal polls, DC tells officers

The election process for the local municipal bodies, which commences Saturday, should strictly adhere to the rules in the Model Code of Conduct, said Deputy Commissioner D S Vishwanath.

This will ensure the election is free and fair and also according to the legal provisions, said the DC.

He spoke chairing an election-related meeting at his office on Friday.

“The voters’ applications submitted in addition to those in the list will be considered and a new voters’ list should be brought out,” he told the officers at the meeting.

“The Model Code of Conduct is applicable only to the urban areas where the election will take place. The election officers should visit all booths and ensure there are no campaign banners or photographs put up by candidates or parties. They should also ensure there is enough light and power and even proper ventilation at the booths,” he added.

‘Take permission’

Candidates who wish to use audio and visual medium of campaigning should mandatorily approach the committee presided over by the DC for permission. A green signal from an election officers is also a must if the candidates should use pamphlets and other campaigning equipment, said Vishwanath.

“The election officers, in turn, should keep up with the handout brought out by the State Election Commission, and ensure the election process goes by the rules fixed by the Commission,” he told the officers.

Ramnivas Sepat and Dr Rohini Katoch, Superintendents of Police of Kolar and Kolar Gold Fields respectively, R S Peddappaiah, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ayesha Parveen, Assistant Commissioner, Election Shirastedar Raghavendra Rao and officers from various departments were present at the meeting.

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