rural local body polls

Tamil Nadu to vote in urban civic polls after 11 years

About 57,770 candidates are in the fray for over 12,500 ward member posts in 21 corporations, 138 municipalities and 489 town panchayats across the State.

published on : 19th February 2022

TN local body polls: Booths inaccessible to disabled, activists say SEC slacking off

“There are 21 types of disabilities. To ensure that they vote without hesitation, authorities should have publicised the facilities available for them at booths and met stakeholders.

published on : 18th February 2022

TN rural local body polls in nine districts: DMK, allies sweep indirect elections too

The State Election Commission announced the final party position in the indirect elections held on October 22

published on : 23rd October 2021

Rural local body polls: DMK captures all nine district panchayats

DMK and its allies also likely to win most of the panchayat union chairman posts in indirect elections

published on : 23rd October 2021

Our victory is people’s gift to DMK govt for keeping poll promises: Stalin

The result is the people’s gift to the DMK government for keeping its poll promises, he added.

published on : 14th October 2021

Ten disabled candidates win rural local body polls in TN

At least 10 persons with disabilities have been elected to various posts in the rural local body polls in the State. 

published on : 14th October 2021

Woes for AIADMK as miffed ally, splinter turn spoilsport in polls

PMK, AMMK eat into AIADMK’s prospects in rural civic polls in 9 dists,AMMK manages to win two union councillor seats in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi

published on : 13th October 2021

TN rural local body polls: People’s representatives for 24K posts to be declared on Tuesday

In all, 79,433 candidates are in the fray for 27,003 posts. Already, 3,000 candidates have been elected unopposed for various posts and elections for 25 posts did not take place for various reasons.

published on : 11th October 2021

73.27 per cent turnout in phase two of Tamil Nadu rural local body polls

An estimated 73.27 per cent of eligible voters exercised their franchise. Victory in the election, ahead of upcoming urban local body polls, is crucial to both the ruling DMK and Opposition AIADMK.

published on : 10th October 2021

Cash-for-vote, canvassing mar polls in Kanchi panchayat unions

Also, unauthorised persons were seen roaming near many polling booths, some wearing identity cards specifically issued to candidates.

published on : 10th October 2021

Tribals boycott poll after post reserved for SC candidate

According to sources, the panchayat has over 3,450 votes, mostly tribals. There are just seven persons belonging to SC communities (2011 census).

published on : 10th October 2021

Phase 2 of rural local body polls in TN on Saturday

The second and final phase of elections to rural local bodies in nine districts of the State will take place on Saturday.

published on : 9th October 2021

Rural local body polls: Election boycotted over SC reservation in Vellore

On Wednesday, the villagers further decided not to exercise their franchise for the other two posts -- district panchayat ward member and panchayat union ward member.

published on : 7th October 2021

Rural local body polls: Two-time president from Vadathavoor seeks reelection

Vadathavoor in Uthiramerur panchayat union has been electing only one person as its president since 2001, except once during the last two decades.

published on : 7th October 2021

Parties come out all guns blazing in TN ahead of rural local body polls Wednesday

Dravidian majors have engaged in heated war of words over promises pending and fulfilled

published on : 6th October 2021
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