District election officer-cum-deputy commissioner SS Phulia has announced there would be 380 polling centres in the district, 195 of which would be in the Kalka and 185 in Panchkula assembly constituency. A voting list as on July 31 will be provided at every polling centre. Phulia made the announcement at a press conference held on Saturday.
Haryana will go to polls on October 15, while counting will take place on October 19.
Start of filing of nomination papers
Nominations can be filed from September 20 to September 27, while nomination papers will be screened on September 29. October 1 is the last date to withdraw candidature.
Candidates must open a new bank account in his name. The limit of expenditure is fixed at rs28 lakh. Additionally, candidates travelling with `50,000 will have to inform the authorities. Cash over this amount will be seized and deposited in the government treasury. The candidate will then have to appeal to the additional deputy commissioner for the amount to be released.
SDM Panchkula and SDM Kalka are responsible for accepting nominations. A candidate can bring not more than four persons and three vehicles to the office for filing nominations. Others accompanying him must wait beyond 100 metres from the office.
The election process will be videotaped and will be available to the public at rs 300.
Phulia said that parties and candidates must refrain from activities "which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic".
"Criticism of other political parties should be confined to their policies and programme, past record and work. Parties and candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of things not connected with the public activities of the leaders or workers of other parties. There shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes. Mosques, Churches, Temples or other places of worship shall not be used for election propaganda," he said.