THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA
Option for Polling Booths
in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi/New Delhi, Kolkata,Mumbai, Pune and Thane Cities
The next elections to the Council and the Regional Councils of the Institute are scheduled to be held on 3 rd and 4 th December, 2021 in cities having more than 2500 members and on 4 th December, 2021 at all other places in terms of the provisions of Rule 21 of the Chartered Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006. According to the provisions of clause (3) of Schedule 2 to Rule 6 of the aforesaid Rules, a notice is required to be published giving the voters in cities, having more than one polling booth located at different addresses, an opportunity to exercise their option to vote at a particular polling booth within that city. In accordance with the said provisions, this Notice is being published for information of such voters.
It may be clarified for general information of members that the list of voters as on 1st April, 2021 will be drawn, on the basis of professional addresses given by the members, and such address is taken into consideration for the purpose of allotment of voters to different polling booths in a city.
It has been our endeavour to allot the polling booth near to the professional addresses as given by the voters. It is possible that a voter might prefer to exercise his franchise at a polling booth within the same city but located near his residence/office which is not as per the Institute’s record his professional address. This announcement helps such voters to indicate their option for a polling booth located at a place which is not near to their professional address. For instance, based on the professional address of a voter, he would be, in the normal course, allotted a polling booth situated at `A’ place. Suppose, he prefers to exercise his franchise at `B’ place which is near his residence or office (but not his professional address), as the case may be, he is required to indicate his option for the polling booth at `B’ place in response to this announcement. Otherwise, he would be required to vote at the polling booth situated at `A’ place only.
It is notified for the general information of members that any member in such a place, wishing to vote at a particular proposed polling booth, may send his written request to the Acting Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7100, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002, so as to reach him latest by 16th August, 2021. Request received after 16th August, 2021, will not be entertained.
There is no prescribed format/application for exercising option for a particular polling booth. A member wishing to exercise his option for a particular polling booth may send his request in writing giving his name, membership number and the address of the polling booth in which he would like to be attached. Such an application should reach the Acting Secretary at Institute’s Headquarters at ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002 latest by 16th August, 2021 either through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by any other mode