The counting of votes for UP civic polls 2017 is taking place today. The district administration has designated four locations across Ghaziabad in which vote counting for different municipalities will take place. At stake is the BJP's desire to retain its popular hold on the northern state that had sent 73 MPs to the Lok Sabha and opposition's desperation to revive from its poor form and checkmate the saffron outfit's easy return to power in the assembly elections with a massive mandate. A total of 3.32 crore voters from all 75 districts exercised their franchise at 36,269 polling booths and 11,389 polling stations in the state during these elections. Elaborate security arrangements have been made at all four centers where vote counting will take place to ensure law and order are under control.