Local Body Panchayat Election 2011 of Tamil Nadu

This article will cover the latest information’s about Tamil Nadu Local Body Election 2011. Read this article to know various details like List of Local Bodies, Latest News about Election, Phases of Local Body Election, List of Districts and Parties with details about Voting and Documents required to cast the Vote. Happy Reading.

Lists of Local Bodies Panchayat in Tamilnadu

There are two types of Local Bodies and depending upon the population they are classified as below:
Urban Local Bodies - City Municipal Corporation, Municipalities and Town Panchayat
Rural Local Bodies - Zilla, Taluk, Village, Panchayat

News about Local Body Election in Tamilnadu

  1. Election Phase: 2
  2. Election Participation: Corporation, Town Panchayats, Municipalities, Panchayat Unions and Village Panchyats
  3. Total Corporation in Tamil Nadu: 10
  4. Nomination Begins on: 22/10/2011
  5. Last Date for filing Nomination: 29/10/2011
  6. Scrutinizing of Application: 30/10/2011
  7. Withdrawal of Application: 03/11/2011
  8. Date of Election: 17/10/2011(Monday – Phase 1), 19/10/2011(Wednesday – Phase 2)
  9. Last Date for counseling: 15/10/2011
  10. Vote Timings: 7am – 5pm
  11. Election Result: 21/10/2011
  12. First meeting of representative Local Elected people: 25/10/2011
  13. Ceremony for In directed Elected people: 29/10/2011

Phases of Local Body Election 2011

The Local Body election for different districts in Tamilnadu will be conducted in 2 phases on 17th and 19th October 2011 for Rural Local Bodies and District Urban Local Bodies for different election posts in Tamil Nadu including Chennai Corporation and 125 Municipalities and Rural areas

Vote1st Phase – Held for
  1. 9 Municipal Corporation
  2. 60 Municipalities
  3. 259 Town Panchayats
  4. 191 Panchayat Unions
  1. 2nd Phase – Held for 65 Municipalities
  2. 270 Town Panchyats
  3. 194 Panchyat Unions

Urban Area Winners Designation
  1. Corporation Mayor
  2. Corporation Counciller
  3. Municipal Chairman
  4. Municipal Counciller
  5. Town Panchyat Chairman
  6. Town Panchyat Ward Member
Rural Area Winners Designation
  1. District Panchyat Ward Member
  2. Panchayat Union Ward Member
  3. Village Panchyat President
  4. Village Panchyat Ward Member

List of Tamil Nadu District Pooling Booths

Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigui, Erode, Kanchipuram Kaniyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivangangai, Thanjavur, Niligri, Theni, Thiruvallur, Tirupur, Thiruvarur, Thoothukudi, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Thiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virdhunagar, Ariyalur

List of Parties involved in Local Body Election : AIDMK, DMK, MDMK, PMK, DMDK, BJP, CPI, CPI(M), BSP, INC, Independent Parties

Electronic Voting in Tamilnadu - In one control unit 4 Ballet Machine can be linked. Only 16 Parties Name can be entered in a ballet and if more parties' stands then additional ballet with 16 members more can be added but ballet connection is restricted to four ballets.

How to Vote in Tamil Nadu Local Body Election

There will be 2 EVM kept in polling booth to elect mayor and ward member. First time EVM has been adopted along with online voter's lists with photo. Booth slips will be given door to door by government authorities with an acknowledgement from the voters. In few cases if voter slip has not been received it can be collected from the officer near the polling booth on election date. Every Booth consists of Chief Officer and 4 polling officers.

First on entering into the room the candidate should show any of valid mentioned documents to the 1st poll officer and he will verify the name and address of the voter and in loud noise will inform about the Page number, Continuation Number and voter name to 3rd poll officer. Next we have to move to 2nd poll officer and he will place ink on left index finger of the voter. Next come back to 1st poll officer and he will get a sign or thumb impression in the gadgets and give a slip and it should be shown and given to 4th poll officer and he will allow us to cast our vote. Finally a check can be made whether if an Ink mark has been placed in voter's hand

In the voter doesn't like the candidate,the voter should inform the status to the officer and then return his voter slip and a mark should be made on the slip to indicate it rejection or any other real status. The rejected slip shouldn't be dropped into the box instead it should be filed in the respective covers. Finally the details about the rejected slip should be indicated with its status in Election Form 20 of section 1 as said by the election commission.

Toll free Numbers
1800 - 4257072
1800 - 4257073
1800 - 4257074

Documents required for casting vote in Election

The government has specified certain document as a proof to cast the vote and I have highlighted the details below
  1. Electoral Photo ID card
  2. Passport
  3. Valid Driving License
  4. Pan card with Photo
  5. Bank Pass Book
  6. Service Id Card with Photo
  7. Pension Documents
  8. Freedom Fighter Id
  9. Land document with Photo
  10. Weapon License
  11. Approved Job card
  12. Approved Smart Card
Hope this document would give you a clear picture about the Election Process in Tamil Nadu. It the duty of each individual to cast his vote to elect the right person to serve his society.


Guest Author: venkata Kumar18 Oct 2011

Hope this election should be done peacefully. There should be strict security and there should not be any quarrel as in the first phase.

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