Election Branch

Last Updated on: May 23, 2022

Branch Profile

The Election Branch of the Office of The Deputy Commissioner is the nodal branch that looks after all matters pertaining to elections in the district and is one of the largest branches in the Deputy Commissioner's establishment. There are multiple elections that are to be conducted in the district which is to be looked after by this branch and it functions according to the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India as well as relevant acts and rules like the Representation of People's Acts of 1950, 1951 and Conduct of Election Rules. An Addl looks after this branch. Deputy Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner who is designated as Election Officer and is assisted by a team of dealing assistants, data operators, Gr-IV staff and personnel from other departments who are deputed for election duties from time to time. 

Branch Functions

  • Preparation of Electoral Rolls for the district
  • Preparation of plans to conduct elections in the district
  • Requisitioning of personnel from other departments for election duties
  • Liaisoning with the Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Assam
  • Provision of services to voters pertaining to electoral documents
  • Spearheading the conduct of Parliamentary, Assembly and Autonomous Council Elections in Dima Hasao
  • Conducting training and capacity building programs for staff deputed for election duties