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Election Commission of Chhattisgarh

About Election Commission of Chhattisgarh

Chhatisgarh is a state which was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000. Therefore, the Chhatisgarh election commission is relatively new. Chhattisgarh consists of 27 districts over which the Chhattisgarh state election commission exercises its authority.

Under the provisions of the Constitution (Seventy-third Amendment) Act, 1992 and the Constitution (Seventy-fourth Amendment) Act, 1992, the State Election Commissions and the State Election Commissioners are entrusted with supervising the preparation of the electoral rolls for the groundwork and conduct of the elections to Panchayats and Municipalities. Lawful elections form the basic framework of a democratic entity anywhere in the world. The Chhattisgarh State Election Commission ensures this framework functions effectively in Chattisgarh.

The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Chhattisgarh

Smt. Reena Babasaheb Kangale is the Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh. She is an IAS of 2003 batch, from Chhattisgarh cadre

The Officers of the Election Commission of Chhattisgarh

Chief Electoral Officer: Smt. Reena Baba Saheb Kangale(IAS)
Additional Chief Electoral Officer: Shri. K.C. Devsenapathy (IAS)
Joint Chief Electoral Officer: Shri Bipin Manjhi (IAS)
Joint Chief Electoral Officer(SVEEP): Dr. K. R. R. Singh
Deputy Chief Electoral Officer: Shri Ujjwal Porwal
Deputy Chief Electoral Officer: Shri Dushyant Rayast
Assistant Chief Electoral Officer: Shri. Rupesh Verma
Assistant Chief Electoral Officer: Smt Sharda Agrawal
Assistant Chief Electoral Officer: Shri Prakash Tripathi

Electoral Information

As per the latest information, there are 1,85,88,520 eligible voters in Chhatisgarh. The state legislative assembly has 50 seats while the Lok Sabha has 11 seats from Chhatisgarh. 71% Voter turnout was recorded for the previous Lok Sabha election of 2019.

Schedules and Budget

The last election for Chhattisgarh legislative assembly election took place in the year 2018 while the next election will take place in 2023. The polling for 2018 elections occurred in two phases; phase 1 on 12 November and Phase 2 on 20 November. The election commission had allocated Rs. 176 Crores for 2018 elections in the state.

Contact Information

Shastri Chowk, Old Mantralaya Premises
Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 492001
Helpline No.:- 1950

Last Updated on April 13, 2020