GUWAHATI: A total of 15 aspirants have collected nomination papers for the Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) election for the 2023-25 term.
The election will be held for the posts of president, vice president and secretary general of the AXX.
The nomination papers were collected from the Jorhat-based head office of the AXX. The nominations will have to be submitted at the administrative office of the AXX here on October 26 and October 27. The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is October 28.
As per the AXX's election code of conduct, the incumbent president, vice president and secretary general of the AXX cannot campaign in favour of any candidate.
The Xahitya Xabha has published its draft voter list in its 791 branches. It received claims and objections up to October 15 and disposed of them from October 16-18.
Secretaries of AXX's regional committees will collect ballot papers for voting at the district and branch level between November 2 and 5 next and start voting. Voting will continue till November 13, 2022. The Xabha will send all ballot boxes to the GPO (Meghdoot Bhawan) in Guwahati by November 13 for postal voting. The AXX will seal the ballot boxes on December 5, 2022, and keep them under the custody of Pan Bazar Police Station.
The counting of votes will be at the seventh executive committee meeting of the AXX at Nalbari. However, the AXX is yet to finalize the date for its seventh executive committee meeting.