LG by-polls in Abbottabad, Mansehra on May 22

abbottabad   –  Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced local governments (LG) by-elections schedule for Hazara region.

The ECP on Tuesday announced the schedule for the LG by-elections in Hazara, which would be held on May 22, 2022.

According to the ECP schedule, LG by-polls would be held in two districts of the Hazara division including Abbottabad and Manshera, where during the second phase of LG polls voting could not be held due to the death of candidates.

According to the schedule, by-polls would be held on May 22 while candidates may submit their nomination papers from April 21 to 23 and list of candidates would be displayed on April 25. From April 26 to 28 scrutiny of the candidates would be completed and on April 29, 30 objections against the candidates could be filed.

On the May 6, ECP would decide the objections against the candidates while on May 12 final lists of candidates would be displayed and election signs would be allotted on the same day.

In district Abbottabad, the by-polls would be held for the Neighbourhood Council (NC) Havelian Urban-I where during the second phase of the LG election the candidate for youth died, in a similar way for district Mansehra due to the death of a woman candidate for NC-I Sian Abad by-polls would be held.

LG by-polls would be held from 8am to 5pm without any delay under strict security measures in two districts of Hazara while on May 23 unofficial results of the election would be announced.

The notification issued by ECP described that a code of conduct banning all executive authorities in the federation and provinces from either announcing any development project or using state resources in the election could influence the elections in favour of a particular candidate.

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