Panaji, February 24, 2021
Phalguna 5, 1942
The Goa State Election Commission has decided to conduct General Elections to the Municipal Councils of Mormugao, Margao, Mapusa, Bicholim, Cuncolim, Curchorem, Quepem, Canacona, Sanguem, Pernem and Valpoi in Goa in consequence of the expiry of the term of these Municipal Councils. The Elections to these Municipal Councils will be held on 20th March, 2021.
The maximum limit of total election expenses by a candidate in a Ward of Municipal Councils Elections has been fixed at Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rs. Two Lakh only) except for Corporation of City of Panaji which is fixed at 2.50 lakhs.
The Commission has also decided that the votes shall be given by Ballot as in all the Municipal councils except for Corporation of the City of Panaji (Election) Rules, 2004 as it will be by Electronic Voting Machine.
It has also been directed that the indelible ink mark shall be put on left middle finger of every voter at the polling Station before issue of ballot paper instead of left forefinger. If the voter has no left middle finger then the ink should be applied on the Ring finger of the Left hand.
The nomination papers in respect of General Elections to 11 Municipal Councils going to poll on 20th March, 2021, shall be accepted by the respective Returning Officer at the notified place from 25th February, 2021 to 4th March, 2021 from 10.00 hrs. to 13.00 hrs. except on 28th February, 2021 being Sunday.
DI/NB/AXP /2021/ 1119