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About Chief Election Commission of Puducherry

The Elections Department is functioning under the superintendence, direction and control of the Election Commission of India. The Elections Department mainly deals with preparation and updation of Electoral Rolls, conduct of Elections to the Lok Sabha, Puducherry Legislative Assembly, Office of the President and Vice President of India and Biennial Election to the Council of States (Rajya Sabha).

The Election Department deals with the following main Acts and Rules enacted by the parliament:

  • The Constitution of India.
  • The Represntation of People Act, 1950
  • The Represntation of People Act, 1951
  • The Registration of Elector Rules, 1960
  • The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualifications), Act 1959
  • The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968
  • The Conduct of Election Rules, 1961
  • The Presidential and Vice Presidential Elections Rules, 1974
  • The Delimitation Act, 2002
  • The Elections Department is also governed by various instructions issued by the Election Commission of India from time to time.

From the CEO's desk

In a democratic country like India, people play the most important role in the governance of the country by choosing their representatives. For this purpose, the people must be aware of their electoral rights and exercise the same according to their judgement, uninfluenced by extraneous factors.

Every adult citizen has a statutory right to get enrolled in the Electoral Roll of the constituency in the place of his ordinary residence. Accordingly, the elector is entitled to vote in the elections to choose the people's representatives and perform their democratic duty towards nation building.

P. Jawahar, IAS
Chief Electoral Officer