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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Thirty-five nominations filed in Tuticorin

A total of 35 nominations were filed in the district for the civic polls, after the filing of nominations process commenced here on Wednesday.

Of them, 30 nominations were for the election of village panchayat ward members, one for the post of municipal councillor under the Kovilpatti municipality, one for village panchayat president at Alwarthirunageri and the remaining three for the post of ward members at various town panchayats.

Speaking to media persons, the Collector R. Palaniyandi said that 48 Returning Officers and 590 Assistant Returning Officers had been appointed.

He said a total of 2,174 polling booths would be established for the elections to the 12 panchayat unions, 19 town panchayats, two municipalities and one-third grade municipality.

"We had decided to deploy additional police force to the booths which were identified as `sensitive'," he said.

Source: The Hindu

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