A total of 10,832 nominations, including 6,682 from North Goa and 4,150 from South Goa, have been received from candidates in 1,500 wards of 185 Panchayats for the elections scheduled on May 16.
While 2,839 nominations were received on the last day, including 1,824 from male candidates and 1,015 from female candidates, a total of 1,601 were received in North Goa and 1,238 in South Goa.
In North Goa, a total of 4,250 male candidates and 2,432 female candidates filed their nominations. In South Goa, a total of 2,573 male and 1,577 female candidates filed their nominations.
Among the seats reserved for ST and OBC candidates, a total of 241 ST candidates and 1,009 OBC candidates filed their nominations in North Goa and 337 ST and 273 OBC candidates filed their nominations in South Goa. In all, 578 ST and 1,282 OBC candidates filed their nominations in both districts. A total of 1,861 female candidates in North Goa and 1,168 in South Goa (total 3,029) filed in wards reserved for women candidates.
The North Goa district comprises Panchayats from Pernem, Bardez, Bicholim, Sattari, Tiswadi and Ponda, while those from Dharbandora, Salcete, Mormugao, Quepem, Sanguem and Canacona are part of South Goa district.