What are the functions of the State Election Commission?

The State Election Commissioners work independently of the Election Commission of India and each has its own sphere of operation. The functions of the State Election Commission are as follows:

  • The State government is required to appoint a State Election Commissioner who would be responsible for conducting elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions.
  • Preparation of Electoral Rolls
  • Appointment of Dates for Nominations
  • Public Notice of Election
  • Nomination of Candidates for Election
  • Publication of List of Contesting Candidates
  • Fixing Time for Poll
  • Adjournment of Poll in Emergencies
  • Counting of Votes

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