88 percent polling recorded in MC election in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Jan 20 (UNI) About 88 per cent votors exercised their franchise in the Municipal Elections which were held for the offices of 169 members of municipal comiittees of the State today. The polling started at 8 am and concluded at 4 pm. The polling was totally peaceful and no untoward incident was reported.

Disclosing this here today Haryana State Election Commissioner, Chander Singh said that as per the election programme issued by the State Election Commission, Haryana, the votes for the offices of 169 members of municipal committees Haily Mandi, Pataudi in district Gurgaon, Tarou in district Mewat, Narnaund in district Hisar, Siwani and Bawani Khera in district Bhiwani, Kalayat and Pundri in district Kaithal, Indri and Nilokheri in district Karnal, Kharkhoda in district Sonepat, Kalanaur in district Rohtak and Beri in district Jhajjar were polled today.

He said that in these elections Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were used and 13 returning officers were appointed besides 163 polling stations were set up and 815 polling personnels were deputed to conduct these elections free and fare. He said that one Observer (Elections) and one Observer (Expenditure) was also appointed in each district for smooth conduct of election.

Mr Singh said that the counting of votes started at the polling station immediately after the closing of polling. He said that after the counting of votes the presiding officer would send the votes secured by each candidates in Form 18 to the returning officer. He said that Returning Officer would compile the votes in Form-8 and would declare elected candidate, who had secured the highest number of votes.

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