About Election Commission of Andhra Pradesh
State Election Commission (SEC) of Andhra Pradesh is an autonomous, congenital and statutory body of Andhra Pradesh, India looking after the state election process. It was established under Articles 243-K and 243-ZA of the Constitution of India. Under these Articles, the administration, direction, and management of the groundwork for electoral rolls of the panchayats and municipal bodies in the state is to be done by the state election commission. The commission will be headed by a state election commissioner appointed by the governor. Following the same rules, the foundation stone of the Election Commission of Andhra Pradesh was laid in the month of June 1994 to ensure free and fair electoral exercise in the state.
The inaugural of local body elections for municipalities and panchayats took place in March 1995. The second and third elections were held in 2000-2001 and 2005-2006, respectively. The 2019 Andhra Pradesh State Assembly elections took place on April 11, 2019, along with the Lok Sabha elections. There are 175 state assembly constituencies and 25 parliamentary constituencies. Andhra Pradesh has close to 4 Crore eligible voters
Chief Electoral Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh
Justice V. Kanagaraj is the current chief electoral office of Andhra Pradesh
Officers Appointed by Election Commission of Andhra Pradesh
The officers bestowed with powers and assigned duties to work for the electoral process in the state of Andhra Pradesh are as follows:
1) ustice V. Kanagaraj, Chief Electoral Officer
2) V. Venkateshwara Rao, Officer on special duty
3) A. Venkateshwara Rao, Asst. CEO and Asst. Secretary to the Government
Election Schedule and Budget
The next election in Andhra Pradesh will be held in the year 2024. The last election was in the year 2019. It was a simultaneous election on 11 April 2019 for Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha. The same pattern was followed in Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim. This was the first election in the Andhra Pradesh after the bifurcation of state into Andhra and Telangana.
The concurrent voting for State Election and Lok Sabha election in Andhra Pradesh has been followed for 20 years.
Last Updated on April 11, 2020