The Government of Andhra Pradesh is a democratically elected body with the Governor as the constitutional head. The Governor who is appointed for a period of five years appoints the Chief Minister and his council of ministers. Even though the governor remains the ceremonial head of the state, the day-to-day running of the government is taken care of by the Chief Minister and his council of ministers in whom a great deal of legislative powers is vested.
There are 14 Assembly constituencies in Chittoor district. Previously the district had 15 assembly constituencies, but reduced to 14 in 2007. Old constituencies like Vepanjeri, Puttur and Vayalpadu were lost in the Delimitation Commission Act of 2002 giving rise to new constituencies of Puthalapattu and Gangadhara Nellore.