Gujarat Gram Panchayat Election Schedule and Facts
|Number of Panchayats||10318|
|Voting held in Panchayats||8954|
|Posts for Which Elections will take Place||Sarpanch & Panchayat Member|
|Number of Voters||1.89 Crore|
|Number of Wards||91,002|
|Number of Polling Booths||25454|
|Last Date for Filing Nominations||10th December 2016|
|Date of Polling||27th December 2016|
|Vote Counting on (Results)||28th December 2016|
As per latest news, 82% voters came out for voting in the elections held on 27th of December. It was a good percent and better than the previous year’s 77%. The voting was conducted peacefully, with the support of security personnel and the Election Commission.Gujarat Gram Panchayat Results
A large number of voters were expected to come out of their home and vote for their favourite sarpanch candidate. The last elections a total of 77% voters participated. The current elections voting percent is expected to be more than last elections. Across the state, 1.65 crore voters are registered and it includes 79.6 lakh women. The total number of candidates were 1.2 lakh contesting on 53,116 wards this year. On 8257 seats of sarpanch, 26,800 contestants are trying their luck.
In the Panchayat elections, every voter is required to cast two votes, one is for electing Panchayat member in the ward and another is for electing sarpanch. There were total 10,279 villages whose tenure of five year ended in december, however 1,325 Panchayats were declared as ‘Samras’.
The Gujarat Gram Panchayat elections were crucial for all the villages. These elections are held in every 5 years. This time, a total of 44,000 ballot boxes were used in the elections and around 22,000 polling booths were used. Votes for the Gujarat Gram Panchayat elections 2016 will be counted today and the list of winning candidates will also be declared.