State Election Commission

State Election Commission
State Election Commission, Kerala
Vikas Bhavan P.O,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 033,
Email : cru[dot]sec[at]kerala[dot]gov[dot]in,
Ph : 0471 - 2325048,
Fax : 0471- 2338288

State Election Commission, Kerala came into existence on 3rd December 1993 as envisaged in Article 243(k) of the Constitution of India. The superi ntendence, direction and control of preparation of voters list and conduct of election to the local self government Institution vest with the Commission. 


The State Election Commission has the following powers in respect of Enquiry and examination on the issue of disqualification of a candidate or an elected member, as provided under Section 139 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994:
(1) where the State Election Commission in deciding any question under sub section
(2) of Section 34 or Section 36 of this Act considers it necessary or proper to make an enquiry, and the Commission is satisfied that on the basis of the affidavits filed and the documents produced  in such enquiry by the parties concerned of their own accord, it cannot come to a decision in the matter which is being inquired into, the Commission shall have, for the purposes of such inquiry, the powers of a civil court, while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Central Act 5 of 1908) in respect of the following matters, namely:-
   * summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
   * requiring the discovery and production of any document or other material object  producible as evidence;
   * receiving the evidence of affidavits;
   * requisitioning any public record or a copy there of from any court or office;
   * issuing commissions for the examination of witness or documents.

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