SEC's Message

 

 

         The 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments brought about a paradigm shift in local governance by seeking to create an institutional framework for ushering in grass-root level democracy through the medium of elected self-governing local bodies in both urban and rural areas of the country. The State Election Commissions are endowed with the responsibility of putting in place the elected bodies in the States/Union Territories through conduct of free and fair elections. The State Election Commission of the U.T of Puducherry has been working steadfastly with that noble mission as its goal.

         This Website is aimed at demystifying the work relating to the conduct of the aforesaid elections to the local bodies and bring the entire electoral process closer to the masses. Elections are the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. It is, essential that voters are not only aware of the statutory provisions under which the election machinery operates but are also fully knowledgeable about their rights and obligations as electors. The website is designed to fulfill both these objectives.

         Towards the first objective, we have tried to incorporate all statutory rules, orders, instructions, manuals relating to the conduct of elections. Towards the second objective, we have aimed at enhanced voter education and included the topic on the site such as "How to Vote","Search for your name in the electoral roll", Affidavits filed, Press releases etc.

         As with everything else, this website is also a work in progress. We welcome suggestions from electors/voters, political parties, NGOs and all other stakeholders to improve the contents and presentation on this web site.

UDDIPTA RAY, IAS (Retd.)
STATE ELECTION COMMISSIONER


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