Vastavam Web: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections will be held on December 1, the State Election Commission (SEC) announced on Tuesday. Polls will be conducted through a ballot box. The results will be announced on December 4. The nomination of the candidates will be accepted from November 17. The nomination deadline is November 20, the SEC said.
The nomination will be scrutinized on November 21. November 22 is the last date for withdrawal of nominations.As part of the poll guidelines, officials should ensure there is no distribution of liquor, cash, or kind during the election campaign to woo voters. The election related expenditure will also include money spent on public meetings, posters, party rallies, banners which is permitted. Expenditure related to the form of paid news in the daily newspapers also comes under poll expenditure.
The SEC asked the officials to verify the social media accounts of the candidates contesting in the elections. The Media Coordination Monitoring Committee (MCMC) would finalise the rates as per the newspaper tariff rates including poster, banners, electronic media etc. The SEC advised candidates to submit details of expenditure at regular intervals.