Ranchi: The by-elections for 2026 Panchayat representatives of 1067 Panchayats of the state would be held next month. The State Election Commission has completed all the formalities for elections and would soon announce the date for by-polls.

The elections would be held in only one phase. The elections which would be conducted through electronic voting machines will have 2483 polling centers.

At least 3593 ballots and 3311 control units would be required for the polls.

The elections would be held for 1965 panchayat members, 24 headmen, 36 Panchayat Samiti members and one District Council member. Besides, votes will also be casted for one ward member each at Lohardaga, Mihijam and Khunti urban bodies and city chairman of Rajmahal.

JPN/Bureau