Counting of votes for the urban local body polls commenced at 8 am in all 268 counting centres covering 21 municipal corporations and adjacent municipalities. With tight security in place, election department staff, counting agents, party poll agents and candidates thronged the counting centre from 6 am onwards, Tamil Nadu State Election Commission sources said. Postal votes were counted first… Continue reading "ULB polls: Counting of votes begins in Tamilnadu amid tight security"
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Voting began in urban regions spread across 38 districts at 7 AM with Tamil Nadu State Election Commission ensuring monitoring polling stations through web streaming and CCTV cameras and state police deploying nearly 1 lakh personnel for security. Authorities said arrangements like ramps and availability of wheelchairs have also been ensured. As many as 57,778 candidates are in the fray… Continue reading "Voting begins for urban local body elections"
The Greater Chennai Corporation, along with the city police, has identified more than 1,200 critical and vulnerable polling booths in the city. Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said that the 1,243 critical and vulnerable booths were identified through joint surveys conducted by police and civic officials. Of the identified booths, 182 are critical booths. In total, 5,794 booths have been… Continue reading "More than 1,000 booths identified as sensitive in Greater Chennai Corporation limit"
The first phase of rural local body polls commenced in the nine districts of Tamilnadu today morning. The State election commission has held several rounds of virtual meetings with the district administrations and the police to ensure a full-proof poll. Elections are being held at Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Ranipet, Tiruppatur, Kallakurichi, Villupuram, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli and Vellore districts. Polling is brisk in… Continue reading "First phase of rural local body polls begins in nine districts"
The State Election Commission on Friday urged political parties to cooperate in implementing the model code of conduct. The commission in a statement urged the MLAs and Ministers not to step into the restricted areas where polling booths are located. As a voter, the MLAs and Ministers can visit the booths to cast their votes, otherwise their entry is restricted.… Continue reading "SEC urges MLAs and Ministers to cooperate to implement Model Code of Conduct"
Makkal Needhi Maiam president Kamal Haasan on Sunday announced that his party has been allotted the ‘Battery Torch’ symbol by the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission for the rural local bodies polls. “I am pleased to announce that the ‘Battery Torch’ symbol for the rural local body elections has been allotted to the Makkal Needhi Maiam which is committed to… Continue reading "MNM alloted battery torch symbol for civic polls"
The by-election to fill up a vacant seat in Rajya Sabha from Tamilnadu will be held on 13 September, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The seat fell vacant following the demise of AIADMK member A Mohammedjan (72) on March 23 this year following a heart attack. Given its numerical strength in the assembly, the DMK-led ruling coalition in Tamilnadu… Continue reading "By-election for Rajya Sabha seat from Tamilnadu to be held on 13 September"