State election commission officer Ramakanth Reddy today announced the schedule for gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh.
With a space of four days each, the elections will take place in three stages for 2,17,578 wards of 21, 491 Panchayats. The 1st phase is scheduled for 23rd July, second for 27th July and the last phase of elections for 31st July. Polling commences early at 7am and closes at noon 1pm . Results will be announced later in the day.
District collectors will begin sending in their notifications and file nominations on 9th July. The last day for filing nominations is 13th July and will be scrutinized until 14th July. Last day for withdrawal of nominations is 17th July. The code of conduct is effective as of today.
Election of Upa Sarpanch will occur the same day or the next after polling results are announced. The newly-elected ward members would decide their positions.