STATE ELECTION COMMISSION
Dated Aizawl, the 17th February, 2020
Subject: Restriction on use of vehicles on poll day for the General Elections to Village Councils under Chakma Autonomous District Council, 2020.
Whereas, the State Election Commission, Mizoram has issued Notification for General Election to Village Councils under Chakma Autonomous District Council on 17th February, 2020, according to which the poll shall take place on 13th March, 2020;
Therefore, in the interest of preserving the fairness of election process and rendering the same reflection of true choice of the people, the State Election Commission, in exercise of the powers vested in it under Article 243K & 243ZA of the Constitution of India read with sub-section (7) of Section 3 of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (Election to Village Councils), (Amendment) Act, 2014 and other powers enabling it in this behalf, hereby issues the following restrictions on the use of vehicles during Poll Day for General Election to Village Councils under Chakma Autonomous District Council, 2020:-
(i) No hiring or procuring or use of vehicles by a candidate or his agent or by any other person with the consent of the candidate or his election agent for the free conveyance of the voters to and fro from the polling station shall be allowed.
(ii) In their respective Village Council area, each contesting candidate is allowed to use one vehicle for his own use on request. The Returning Officer concerned shall issue the vehicle permit as per proforma enclosed.
The State Election Commission further orders that the District Administration shall keep a close watch on the vehicles used by Candidates and persons accompanying the contesting candidates and their supporters for any possible mischief, including criminal activities like carrying of illegal arms and weapons. If any of these vehicles, either of a contesting candidate or a private owner, is found to be involved in any such act or for carrying anti-social elements with a view to intimidating or creating terror in the minds of the voters, it should be the duty of the District Administration to impound such vehicles and not to release them till the process of election is completed. In addition, action against the owner, the occupant/occupants and the candidate who is involved in such illegal activities shall also be taken as per law.
By order, etc.,
Sd/- TERESY VANLALHRUAII
State Election Commission,
Memo. No.B.12011/1/2020-SEC/CADC/VC/9 : Dated Aizawl, the 17th February, 2020
- Deputy Commissioner & DEO, Lawngtlai District, Lawngtlai for favour of information with a request to pass on the order to all Political Parties within CADC/Council Veng VC, Lawngtlai area.
- Election Observers for favour of information and necessary action.
- All Sector Officers for information and necessary action.
- Director, I&PR Department for favour of wide publicity.
- S.P, Lawngtlai District, Lawngtlai for favour of information and necessary action.
- All Returning Officers for information and necessary action.
- General Secretary/Chairman, i/c Election, all Parties under LADC/CADC.
State Election Commission,