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TN Urban polls: Counting on February 22

Chennai, Feb 21 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu state election commission said that the counting of votes for the urban local body elections held on February 19th will commence from 8 am on February 22, Tuesday.

Chief Election commission of Tamil Nadu, V. Palanikumar in a statement on Monday said that the commission has made elaborate arrangements at all the 268 counting centres in the state. He said that CCTV cameras are installed at all the counting centres.

The Chief election commission, V. Palanikumar chaired a virtual session of the commission to review the arrangements in place for the counting of votes. This includes installation of CCTV cameras, deployment of security personnel, electricity supply, network connectivity, and other minor requirements.

The virtual meeting chaired by the Chief Election commission also discussed the arrangements made for the counting of postal ballots, adhering to Covid -19 standard protocol,  declaring the election results at the earliest as well as uploading the details of the results online. The meeting discussed issuing Certificate -27 and arranging the first meeting of elected representatives on March 2.

Tamil Nadu State Election Commission Secretary, A. Sundaravalli, Commissioner of Town Panchayats, R. Selvaraj, Director of Municipal administration, P. Ponniah, several senior officials, and district collectors were present in the virtual meeting.