The elections took place in Gujarat for for appointing Gujarat Gram Panchayat sarpanch. The elections were peacefully conducted on 27th December, 2016. 8,954 villages participated in the 2016 elections. The Gujarat Gram Panchayat election results are declared today and we will provide you the live coverage of results.

Gujarat Gram Panchayat Election Schedule and Facts

Number of Panchayats10318
Voting held in Panchayats8954
Posts for Which Elections will take PlaceSarpanch & Panchayat Member
Number of Voters1.89 Crore
Number of Wards91,002
Number of Polling Booths25454
Last Date for Filing Nominations10th December 2016
Date of Polling27th 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
Gujarat Gram Panchayat Election 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.

Last Updated on 29 July 2018