Election Procedure under Punjab Local Government Act 2013

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Local Government Elections
Qualification of a Candidate to Contest the Election
  1. Citizen of Pakistan 
  2. Not less than 25 years of age on last date of filing of nomination papers
  3. Enrolled as a voter in electoral roll of the union council/ward
Disqualification
A person cannot contest election if:
  1. He/she acquires foreign citizenship
  2. Declared of unsound mind by a court of law
  3. Declared as bankrupt (undischarged insolvent)
  4. A government servant during the last 2 years
  5. A local government supplier or contractor or having other pecuniary interests in affairs of local government
  6. Dismissed from government service on the charges of misconduct during the last 5 years. He/she is qualified if a period of more than 5 years is lapsed.
  7. Has been dismissed or compulsory retired from the government service during last 3 years.
  8. If he/she has been convicted by a court for a period of 2 or more years. He/she is qualified if a period of 5 years is elapsed since his/her release
  9. If he/she has been convicted for activities which are against the idealogy, interest, unity, solidarity, peace and integrity of Pakistan.
Local Government Elections will be party-based.
The term of the local government will be 5-years.

Election of a Union Council

Member

Mode

Electoral College

Chairman/Vice Chairman

Direct

All voters of a UC

General Members (6)

Direct

All voters of a UC

Women (2)

Direct

All voters of a UC

Peasant/Worker (1)

Direct

All voters of a UC

Youth (1)

Direct

All voters of a UC

Non-Muslim (1)

Direct

All voters of a UC

Figures in brackets are the number of these members in a union council.
 
Election of a District Council

Member

Mode

Electoral College

General (ex-officio) members

Ex-officio (No separate election)

Chairmen of UCs within a district council are ex-officio members of a district council

Women [Max. 15]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within District Council

Peasant [3]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within District Council

Technocrat [1]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within District Council

Youth [1]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within District Council

Non-Muslim [5]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within District Council

Chairman/Vice Chairman

Indirect (Chairman and vice Chairman will be elected as joint candidates)

Members of the district council in its first session will elect chairman and vice chairman amongst the members of the district council.

 

 
Election of a Metropolitan Corporation

Member

Mode

Electoral College

General (ex-officio) members

Ex-officio (No separate election)

Chairmen of UCs within a metropolitan corporation are ex-officio members of a metropolitan corporation

Women [25]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Metropolitan Corporation

Workers [5]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Metropolitan Corporation

Technocrat [3]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Metropolitan Corporation

Youth [2]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Metropolitan Corporation

Non-Muslim [10]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Metropolitan Corporation

Mayor/Deputy Mayor [9]

Indirect (Mayor and Deputy Mayors will be elected as joint candidates)

Members of the Metropolitan Corporation in its first session will elect Mayor and 9 Deputy Mayors amongst the members of the Metropolitan Corporation.

 
Election of a Municipal Corporation 

Member

Mode

Electoral College

General (ex-officio) members

Ex-officio (No separate election)

Chairmen of UCs within a municipal corporation are ex-officio members of a municipal corporation

Women [Max. 15]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Municipal Corporation

Workers [2]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Municipal Corporation

Technocrat [2]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Municipal Corporation

Youth [1]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Municipal Corporation

Non-Muslim [Max. 5]

Indirect

Chairmen, vice Chairmen, and all the members (both elected on general and reserved seats) of the UCs falling within Municipal Corporation

Mayor/Deputy Mayor

Indirect (Mayor and Deputy Mayors will be elected as joint candidates)

Members of the Municipal Corporation in its first session will elect Mayor and 9 Deputy Mayors amongst the members of the Municipal Corporation.

 
Election of a Municipal Committee

Member

Mode

Electoral College

General [11-50]

Direct

Registered voters

Women [Max. 15]

Indirect

By general (directly elected) members

Workers [Max. 2]

Indirect

By general (directly elected) members

Youth [1]

Indirect

By general (directly elected) members

Non-Muslim [Max. 3]

Indirect

By general (directly elected) members

Chairman/Vice Chairman

Indirect (Chairman and Vice Chairman will be elected as joint candidates)

Members of the Municipal Committee in its first session will elect Chairman and Vice Chairman amongst the members of the Municipal Committee.

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