Of the total 76 candidates who have filed nominations for the post of mayor, 43 are men and 33 women.
These candidates included 11 belonging to Scheduled Castes category, 22 candidates of Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes and 43 candidates of general and other categories, the spokesman of State Election Commission said.
Giving details of their educational qualification, he said among the candidates who are contesting for the post of mayor from the five MCs, one candidate has studied upto class 8, 28 candidates are matriculates, 10 candidates are just class 12 passed and 12 candidates are graduates and above.
The average age of the candidates is 42 years.
The spokesman said 757 candidates who filed nominations for municipal councillors included 389 men and 368 women.
These candidates included 212 belonging to Scheduled Castes category, 152 candidates of Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes and 393 candidates of general and other categories, he said.
Among the 757 candidates, 16 of them have studied till class 5, 68 candidates have studied till class 8, 341 candidates are matriculates, 154 candidates are just class 12 passed and 57 candidates are graduates and above, he said.
The average age of the candidates is 38 years.
Elections to the municipal corporations of Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Hisar and municipal committees of Jakhal Mandi in Fatehabad and Pundri in Kaithal will be held on December 16.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December 8.
In a first, the State Election Commission has decided to treat 'none-of-the-above' or NOTA option as a "fictional candidate" in the upcoming municipal polls, making it must for winning candidates to secure more votes than those cast for NOTA.
The mayors of the five municipal corporations too will be elected directly for which the electors would cast votes, not only to elect ward councillors but also the mayor, through unique "multi-post electronic voting machines".
The ruling BJP and main opposition INLD are contesting the upcoming polls on party symbol.
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