I had taken over charge as the 7th State Election Commissioner on 30th September, 2014. Since then the State Election Commission had conducted Elections to the Municipal Boards/Town Committees in February, 2015, Election to the Bodoland Territorial Council (under 6th Schedule of the Constitution of India) in April, 2015, Election to the Tiwa Autonomous Council ( a tribal Autonomous under an act of Assam) in August, 2015 and a no. of Bye-Elections of Panchayati Raj vacancies. The Commission also held the Election to the Deori Autonomous Council and Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council only recently during November-December 2016.All the aforesaid Elections were held in smooth and peaceful manner with active support, cooperation and involvement of the district level civil and police officials, officers and staff of this Commission and other stakeholders as well. The Commission’s next task is to conduct Election to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council for which the Commission has already notified the schedule of preparation of Election Roll as per which the Final Electoral Roll will be published on 30.12.2016.

The website of this Commission launched in November, 2015 has proven to be immensely helpful and useful to all concerned which has contributed a lot towards conduct of hassle free Elections.

Date: 23rd December, 2016

[H.N. Bora,IAS(Retd)]
State Election Commissioner, Assam

To conduct elections to local bodies entrusted by the Constitution as well as by the State Govt. under statutes in a free and fair manner so that grassroot growth of democratic institution is facilitated & strengthened, promote atmosphere for healthy growth of democratic value in the State

Mission of the State Election Commission is to conduct free, fair & regular election to the urban local bodies and offices under Panchayati Raj Institutions which are constitutional obligation of the State Election Commission. The State Election Commission is also to perform its entrusted responsibility by the State Government in respect of nine (9) other local bodies viz. Autonomous Council. The State Election Commission endeavors to promote healthy democratic value of the grass root level by holding timely, free & fair elections to various local bodies & creating awareness among the electorate for participating in the voting process as dutiful citizen of the country.

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