ZP/ TP election poll to be on Dec 31 with full arrangement: DC

9:26 PM, Friday, December 10th, 2010

DC-Subhod-YadavMangalore : The candidates of the Zilla Panchayath and Taluk Panchayath can file the nomination from December 13, Monday, said DC Subodh Yadav.
Speaking at the press meet held at his chamber on December 10, Friday said that the last date for submission for filing the nomination are December 20, Monday. The verification of nominations will be held on December 21. Last date for withdrawal is Dec 23, if necessary Repolling will be held on January 3, 2011, he said. Counting of votes would be taken up on January 4, 2011, from morning 8 am, he added.
The polling will be held on December 31 from 7 am to 5 pm. Apart from it one accountant has been also appointed. There will be a total of 1027 polling booths in the city including 233 sensitive and 174 hypersensitive booths. Mangalore Taluk, which has highest polling booths (299) compared to other four Taluks of Dakshina Kannada, also has 111 sensitive and 70 hypersensitive polling booths.
He also said that, for the first time, we are using electronic voting machines for TP and ZP elections. The forthcoming polls would see women getting 50% reservation against 33% in the earlier elections.
Candidate expenditure limit for ZP is Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 for TP.

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