The process to elect 145 Panchayat Samitis and 22 Zila Parishads in Punjab got underway on Friday with the state Election Commission issuing a notification in this regard.
With the issuance of notification, the Model Code of Conduct came into force and would remain effective till May 23, an official spokesperson of the State Election Commission said here.
He said the process of filing of nomination started from today and would continue till May 7. Scrutiny of the papers would be done on May 8 and papers could be withdrawn till May 9.
Voting would be conducted on May 19 and counting of votes would be done on May 21, Results would be declared the same day.
The Election process would be completed on May 23.
The spokesperson clarified that the Model Code of Conduct would be applicable only in the villages which directly come under the revenue jurisdiction of concerned Panchayat Smitis and Zila Parishads.