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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Election materials despatched to Tuticorin

Election materials being kept at the Collectorate for the oncoming local body elections were dispatched to the 12 panchayat union headquarters on Friday.

Revenue staff checked the quality and number of poll materials such as metal seals, voting compartments, paper seals and canvas bags. The Collector, R. Palaniyandi, said that required quantity of materials from these consignments would be sent to the respective polling stations on October 12 for the first phase of polling and on October 14 for the second phase.

Meanwhile, the administration has completed the distribution of 17,75,600 ballot papers — sent by the State Election Commission for elections to the post of village panchayat presidents and village panchayat ward members — to the block headquarters. These ballot papers, which were sent with symbols printed on it, were stored at the Panchayat Union office at Pudukottai near here till Thursday.

Printing of ballot papers for elections to the post of panchayat union ward members, district panchayat ward members and municipal councillors were under way.

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