Conduct of elections in a Cooperative Housing Society more than 250 members

Declaration of Election Programme

(1) The Returning Officer, with prior approval of the SCEA, shall draw and declare a programme of various stages of election, within ten days of the display of final list of voters of the society, which shall be as follows :—

(i) Date of declaration of election programme. Date to be announced at the time of declaration of programme.

(ii) Last date for making nominations. 5 days from the date of declaration of election programme.

(iii) The date of publication of list of nominations received. As and when received till the last date fixed for making nominations.

(iv) Date of scrutiny of nominations. Next day of the last date for making nominations.

(v) Date of publication of list of valid nominations after scrutiny. Next day after the date of completion of scrutiny.

(vi) Date by which candidature may be withdrawn. Within 15 days from the date of publication of list of valid nominations after scrutiny.

(vii) Date of publication of final list of contesting candidates and allotment of election symbols. The day next succeeding the last day fixed for withdrawal of candidatures.

(viii) Date and time during which and the place/ places at which the poll shall be taken if necessary. Not earlier than 7 days but not later than 15 days from the date of publication of final list of contesting candidate (time and place to be fixed by the Returning Officer).

(ix) Date, time and place for counting of votes. Not later than 3rd day from the date of which the poll shall be taken (Time and place to be fixed by the Returning Officer).

(x) Date of declaration of results of voting. Immediately after the counting of votes