Tenkasi, May 18 A blunder committed by the election officials of polling booth number 56 at Sri Ponnambalam Middle School in Tenkasi Assembly constituency has led to the Election Commission announcing repolling in the same.
Under the Tenkasi constituency, the booth records maintained by teh polling officials and agents of the candidates showed that only 592 votes had been polled, whereas the EVM registered 644 votes.
On further probe, it was found that the officials had started the polls at 7 am without deleting the 52 votes that the officials and agents had polled during the 'mock polling', which is a mandatory exercise conducted prior to the commencement of actual polling.
The Collector and the District Election Officer C. Samayamoorthy was informed about the mistake on Monday night, who then forwarded the same to the Election Commission of India.
Based on the recommendations of the District Election Officer and the General Observer, the EC decided to conduct a repolling here.