Bihar Panchayat Chunav 2021: Everything You Need to Know

The Bihar election commission has released the notification for Gram Kachari and Gram Panchayat election. These elections will be held in 11 parts between 24 September 2021 and 12 December 2021. Due to a scarcity of electronic voting machines, the election commission of Bihar declared that both ballot papers and electronic voting machines (EVMs) would be utilised during polls. For each phase, 2.1 lakh EVMs have been set up, with 10% of the EMVs held away for future usage. Over 2 lakh vote boxes would be required for the panchayat elections. For four of the positions, electronic voting machines will be used, and for the other two, ballots will be used.

Details About the Voting Dates, District Wise Phases and Polling Stations:

1,13,891 polling booths are going to be installed covering 8072 panchayats to carry out the elections. Below is the schedule of the phase-wise polls that will be conducted covering all districts.

  • First phase: 12 blocks of 10 districts - 24 September
  • Second phase: 48 blocks of 34 districts - 29 September
  • Third phase: 50 blocks of 35 districts - 8 October
  • Fourth phase: 53 blocks of 36 districts - 20 October
  • Fifth phase: 38 districts in 58 blocks - 24 October
  • Sixth phase: 57 blocks of 37 districts - 3 November
  • Seventh phase: 63 blocks of 37 districts - 15 November
  • Eighth Phase: 55 blocks of 36 districts 24 - November
  • Ninth phase: 53 blocks of 35 districts 29 - November
  • Tenth phase: 54 blocks of 34 districts - 8 December
  • 11th phase: 38 blocks of 20 districts - 12 December

Electors Demography, Posts and Candidates:

Representatives for 2,55,022 posts will be elected by 6,38,94,737 voters. The number of male and female voters 3,35,80,487 and 3,03,11,779 respectively. Likewise, 2471 third gender voters will also be eligible for voting.

Polling personnel will be assigned to each booth, and one lakh security forces will supervise the election procedures. Zila Parishad Member, Mukhiya, Panchayat Samiti Member, Ward Member, Panch and Sarpanch will be elected by the voters.

Voting Timings and Results:

COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed during the voting. Voters can cast their vote from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Results will be declared within three days of the last voting phase (12 December).

FAQs on Bihar Panchayat Chunav 2021: Everything You Need to Know:

  1. Who is responsible for appointing the District Election Officers?
  2. For every district, the State Election Commission designates the District Magistrate as the District Election Officer (Panchayat).

  3. Who prepares the Electoral Rolls for Direct Elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions?
  4. The District Election Officer (Panchayat), under the supervision and direction of the State Election Commission, is responsible for preparing the Electoral Rolls for Direct Elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions.

  5. Who has the authority to designate the Presiding and Polling Officers?
  6. The District Election Officer (Panchayat) is responsible for appointing a Presiding Officer. He can also assign Polling Officers to each polling station who will assist the Presiding Officer.

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