Local elections in Uttarakhand

Summary

Elections to the local bodies in Uttarakhand, India, are conducted once in five years to elect the representatives to the urban and rural local bodies. These elections are conducted by the Uttarakhand State Election Commission and were mandated by the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act to ensure local government in urban and rural areas.

Urban local bodies in UttarakhandEdit

Urban local bodies include 8 Municipal Corporations, 41 Municipal Councils, 43 Nagar Panchayats and 9 Cantonment Boards.[1]

Elections are not held in the nagar panchayats of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri due to their status of temporary settlements. Local interim administration councils administer these three pilgrimage sites for a period of six months during the summers.

Additionally, elections in the Cantonment Boards are conducted by the Ministry of Defence, Union Government of India.

Rural local bodies in UttarakhandEdit

Rural local bodies include 13 District Councils, 95 Block Development Councils and 7793 Gram Panchayats.

Previous electionsEdit

The first general election to the local bodies after statehood in Uttarakhand were held in 2003. Subsequent elections were conducted in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019.

2018–19 Urban local body electionsEdit

2018–19 Uttarakhand Municipal general election results [2]
Party Mayors/Chairpersons Corporators/Ward Members Total
Bharatiya Janata Party 34 347 381
Indian National Congress 27 188 215
Bahujan Samaj Party 1 5 6
Aam Aadmi Party 0 2 2
Samajwadi Party 0 1 1
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal 0 1 1
Independents 25 586 611
Total 87 1130 1217

2019 Rural local body electionsEdit

2019 Uttarakhand Panchayat general election results [3]
District Members of District Councils Members of Block Councils Presidents of Village Councils
Almora 45 391 1160
Bageshwar 19 120 407
Chamoli 26 246 610
Champawat 15 134 313
Dehradun 30 220 401
Haridwar
No elections were held in Haridwar district
Nainital 27 266 479
Pauri Garhwal 38 372 1174
Pithoragarh 33 290 686
Rudraprayag 18 117 336
Tehri Garhwal 45 351 1035
Udham Singh Nagar 35 273 376
Uttarkashi 25 204 508
Total 356 2984 7485

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "??" (PDF). Udd.uk.gov.in. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
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External linksEdit

  • Official website