Only agents, with a candidate at the ballot counting center, will be allowed. Election officials said they were also banned from carrying cell phones.
Voting for the urban local government elections in Tamil Nadu was held on the 19th. The registered votes in Pollachi municipality and municipalities will be counted tomorrow (Tuesday). In turn, security arrangements have been made at the respective counting centers. The center is set to be ready for further counting of votes.
A consultative meeting was held at the Pollachi Municipal Office under the chairmanship of the Assistant Returning Officers.
The meeting was briefed on the counting of postal votes and votes cast in the electronic voting machine. It was attended by many including zonal officers.
Election officials said: –
A supervisor and an assistant are assigned to a desk. Is the application signed during the postal vote count and is it duly completed? That will be checked. Incorrect postal votes will be declared invalid. With the candidate at the ballot counting center, only the agent will be allowed. Candidates and agents must be at the ballot counting center by 7 p.m. It is forbidden to bring a cell phone into the center.
People coming to the counting center will be examined by the medical team with a thermal scanner. After that they will be allowed inside. All are must wear a mask.
Corona safety guidelines must be adhered to, including social space. Candidates and agents are issued an identity card with photograph.
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