Uttarakhand civic polls to be majorly held via ballot papers

Dehradun: The upcoming municipal body elections in Uttarakhand will be held through ballot papers in 84 out of 92 municipal bodies on November 18.

Thereby candidates can file nomination from their respective seats between October 20 and October 23. The results for the same will be announced on November 20.

This comes after the Congress party over a month ago made an appeal to the Election Commission of India to bring back ballot papers for the 2019 general elections.

Earlier in March, the Congress had asked the EC to allow voters to exercise their franchise by stamping the ballot paper in the 2019 elections, alleging tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).