“As per the schedule issued by the Ladakh Affairs Department, the nominations can be filed from September 22 and September 29 will be the last date for filing nominations. Jammu and Kashmir government today announced the poll schedule for 26 councillor seats for Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh. “As per the schedule issued by the Ladakh Affairs Department, the nominations can be filed from September 22 and September 29 will be the last date for filing nominations. “The scrutiny of nominations will be held on September 30 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations will be October 2, 2015,” an official spokesman said. He said the voting for the 26 seats, for which councilors are directly elected, would take place on October 17, with counting of votes to take place on October 23. “The polling hours shall be between 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. The election process has to be completed before October 28, when the term of the existing council expires,” the spokesman said. He said the government has designated Deputy Commissioner of Leh as the Election Authority for LAHDC (L) polls, while Additional Deputy Commissioner of Leh has been designated as Election Officer. LAHDC is an Autonomous Hill Council that administers the Leh District of Jammu and Kashmir. The council is composed of 30 councilors of which 26 are directly elected and 4 are nominated members.
2015 Kashmir Despatch