HDBS Election 2020

Venue: HDBS. Drive-through voting is on December 5. Time: 12/5/20 11:00 am - 12/5/20 3:00 pm Hosted By: HDBS

It sure was a challenging endeavor to conduct voting during a pandemic.  With partial or sometimes even full lockdown, the virus spreading like wildfire in the community, and people’s fear of assembling in a group, the Election Commission had to devise a system from scratch, inventing new rules and processes to hold a safe and all-inclusive vote. In the end, the entire process for nominations of candidates, mail-in voting, and in-person drive-through voting went relatively smoothly, and the new members of the 2021-2022 Executive Board were elected on December 6, 2020.  The election was successful due to the efforts of the four Commission members, Amal Bhattacharya, Abhoy Das, Anindya Chakrabarti, and Sunil Rudra; Anjan Chaudhury, representing the Chairman of the Council of Trustees; and a handful of dedicated volunteers.  Durgabari never had an election like this one.  Despite that, the voter turnout probably set a record.  In all, 549 members cast votes for the candidates of their choice.  The Election Commission is grateful to all the volunteers and thanks the voters for participating in the election process.

  • Amal Bhattacharya,
  • 2020 Election Commissioner


Final Results:

Category I Candidates Total Votes Category II Candidates Total Votes Category III Candidates Total Votes
Mandal, Chhabi  364 Roy, Nirmalya 430 Chatterjee, Piyali 386
Sengupta, Madhumita  310 Das, Madhuchhanda 348 Dhar, Gautam 272
Maiti, Sourindra N 299 Biswas, Moushumi 339 Bose, Debashis 269
Das, Malobika 280 Chowdhury, Shibir 316 Ghosh, Debarpita 249
Mukherjee, Anirban 271 Bhattachaya, Abhijit 270 Das, Mou 244
Dhruba J Ghose 265 Ghose, Gargi 248 Bhattacharya, Sandip 241
Chatterjee, Arpita 222 Karmakar, Arup 220 Bose, Arnendu 240
Shome, Mita 210 Chakrabarty, Dibyendu 201 Hatty, Jhilmil 213
Guha, Sanchita 177 Chakrabarti, Jaydip 210
Mallick, Gopa 150 Mitra, Biswaruchi 133

Election Bulletins:

Election Bulletin # 1 Election Bulletin #2 Election Bulletin #3 Election Bulletin #4
Election Bulletin #5 Election Bulletin #6 Election Bulletin #7 Election Bulletin #8
Election Bulletin #9 Election Bulletin #10 Election Bulletin #11 Election Bulletin #12
Election Bulletin #13 Election Bulletin #14

Important dates:

September 8 Nomination forms sent
October 5 Nomination forms must be mailed to the EC
October 20 Last date to confirm or withdraw nominations
November 4 Postal ballots mailed out by EC
November 28 Last date for voters to mail ballots to EC
December 4 Mail-in ballots must reach EC mailbox
December 5 Drive-through voting & Ballot drop-off  @HDBS 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

2020 HDBS Election Committee (EC) members:

Amal Bhattacharya, Anindya Chakrabarti, Abhoy Das and Sunil Rudra

Questions? Email ec@durgabari.org.

Election Candidates:

Chatterjee, Arpita Bhattachaya, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Sandip
Das, Malobika Biswas, Moushumi Bose, Arnendu
Ghose, Dhruba J Chakrabarty, Dibyendu Bose, Debashis
Guha, Sanchita Chowdhury, Shibir Chakrabarti, Jaydip
Maiti, Sourindra N Das, Madhuchhanda Chatterjee, Piyali
Mallick, Gopa Ghose, Gargi Das, Mou
Mandal, Chhabi Karmakar, Arup Dhar, Gautam
Mukherjee, Anirban Roy, Nirmalya Ghosh, Debarpita
Sengupta, Madhumita Hatty, Jhilmil
Shome, Mita Mitra, Biswaruchi
Open Positions =5 Open Positions = 5 Open Positions = 5
Candidates = 10 Candidates = 8 Candidates = 10