Elections To Local Government
All the members of a municipality shall be elected directly by the people of the municipal area. For this purpose, each municipal area shall be divided into territorial constituencies to be known as wards.
The state legislature may provide the manner of election of the chairperson of a municipality.
State Election Commission:
provides for the Constitution of a State Election Commission
consisting of a State Election Commissioner to be appointed by the Governor.
Powers of superintendence, direction and control of elections to the Panchayats and Municipalities, including preparation of electoral rolls for it shall vest in the State Election Commission.
To ensure the independence of the Commission it is laid down that State Election Commissioner can be removed only in the same manner and on the same grounds as a Judge of a High Court.
The State Legislatures have the power to legislate on all matters relating to elections to Panchayats and Municipalities.
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