» Election Department

Mandate of the Department


As provided under Article 324 of the Constitution of India, the duty of Election Commission comprises superintendence, direction and control of preparation of Electoral Rolls for and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every state; and of elections to the offices of President and Vice- President of India and the Biennial Election to the Council of State.

Election Department at the state level has been set up for carrying out the functions of Election Commission of India and it is headed by Chief Electoral Officer, nominated or designated by Election Commission in consultation with the State Government. The Chief Electoral Officer supervises the preparation, revision and correction of all electoral rolls in the State. There are other officers like District Election Officer, Electoral Registration Officer, Asstt. Electoral Registration Officer for carrying out specific duties.

» The Department functions under the Representation of the People Act, 1950 and
Representation of the People Act, 1951. Based on the Representation of the People
Act, the Election Commission of India issues instructions and directives to the Chief Electoral Officer which are implemented / executed by the Chief Electoral Officer. The revision of electoral rolls is done under the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960

Activities of the Department

» The activities of the Department is confined to the conduct of all elections to Parliament, Legislature of the State, offices of the President and Vice President of India in addition to the Biennial election to the Council of state.





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