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MBMC polls on August 20


Bhayandar : Elections to the 95-member Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) will be held on August 20. As per the schedule announced by state election commissioner JS Saharia, nominations can be filed between July 26 to August 2 (except July 30 which is a Sunday).

While scrutiny of nomination forms has been scheduled for August 3, candidates can withdraw their nominations till August 5 and allocations of election symbols will be finalised on  August 7.

A day after the voting process between 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on August 20 (Sunday), counting of votes will begin from 10 am on August 21.

However, the election code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect since the poll date announcement. Having a total populace of 8,09,378, the strength of the electorate stands at 5,93,354.

Of the 95 seats, 48 seats have been reserved for women. As per the new system an MBMC panel would have four wards.

Earlier, two wards constituted a panel. The number of panels have gone down to 24 ( 23 four-member and one three-member panel) from 47.

While four seats are reserved for the scheduled caste (2 for women), 1 seat is reserved for scheduled tribe (woman), 26 seats for backward castes category (13 for women) and 32 only for women aspirants.