Welcome to Tamil Nadu State Election Commission

Elections

Election Machinery

State Election Commissioner

State Election Officer
(Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and
Director/Commissioner of Municipal Administration and
Director/Commissioner of Town Panchayats)

District Election Officers / District Collectors

Returning Officers

Assistant Returning Officers

Zonal Officers

Presiding Officers

Polling Officers

 

State Election Officers:
Rural Local Bodies      -  Director of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
Urban Local Bodies     -  Director/Commissioner of Municipal Administration

                                    Director/Commissioner of Town Panchayats

 

District Election Officers:
          The respective District Collectors shall be the District Election Officer, in respect of Rural and Urban Local Bodies, except Chennai District. The Commissioner of Chennai City Municipal Corporation shall be the District Election Officer of the Chennai Municipal Corporation.
 

District Election Officer for Municipal Corporation Area:
Chennai City Municipal Corporation - Commissioner of Chennai City Municipal Corporation
Other Corporations - District Collectors concerned
 

Returning Officers

Rural Local Bodies:
District Panchayat Ward Member Election     - Not below the rank of Chief Executive Officer
Panchayat Union Ward Member Election       - Not below the rank of Assistant Director of Rural Development
Village Panchayat President and

Village Panchayat Ward Member Election      - Not below the rank of Block Development Officer
 

Urban Local Bodies:
Municipal Corporation  - Corporation Commissioner concerned
Municipality                - Municipal Commissioner concerned
Town Panchayat          - Executive Officer concerned

 

Assistant Returning Officers

Rural Local Bodies:
District Panchayat Ward Member Election    - Not below the rank of Assistant Director of Rural Development
Panchayat Union Ward Member Election      - Not below the rank of Block Development Officer
Village Panchayat President Election            - Not below the rank of Deputy Block Development Officer
Village Panchayat Ward Member Election     -  Not below the rank of Assistant

 

Urban Local Bodies:
Corporation / Municipality              - Not below the rank of Superintendent
Town Panchayat Ward Member       - Not below the rank of Assistant

 

Electoral Registration Officers


Rural  - Panchayat Union Commissioners.
Urban - Commissioners of Municipal Corporations (Revenue Officer in the case of Chennai Municipal Corporation)
             / Commissioners of Municipality/ Executive Officers of Town Panchayats.
 

The Zonal Officers, Presiding Officers & Polling Personnel are appointed by the respective Returning Officers.

 

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