The first phase of Urban Bodies elections 2022 will begin tomorrow. The voting will be conducted in 133 urban bodies of 49 districts on July 6 from 7am to 5pm. The voting for the municipal corporations of Indore and Bhopal will also take place.
A total of 101 candidates are in the fray for the post of mayor in 11 municipal corporations while 11,250 candidates are contesting for 2,808 posts of corporators in 133 urban bodies. Of the total 2,850 posts of corporators in 133 bodies, 42 were already elected unopposed.
State Election Commissioner Basant Pratap Singh mentioned that in the first phase, polling will be held in 11 municipal corporations, 36 municipal councils and 86 city councils. The method for voting would be through EVM. He further added that that white and pink colours will be displayed in the EVMs for the post of mayor. And the corporator, respectively. Similarly, yellow and blue colours will be displayed, respectively, for the post of the corporator in municipal councils. And city councils, he said.
Votes will be cast for municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Sagar, Singrauli and Satna.
A total of 1.04 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling, an official said.
Lastly, the second phase of polling will be held on July 13.