Polling for the municipal elections in the state of Andhra Pradesh will begin soon. Polling will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AP Municipal Elections: Polling for the municipal elections in the state of Andhra Pradesh will begin soon. Polling will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The authority has made all arrangements for this. Elections are underway for 12 corporations and 75 municipalities. However, while the four municipalities are already unanimous, the High Court has given the green signal for the Eluru Corporation elections. However ordered that the results not be disclosed. Meanwhile, the state election commission has made all arrangements for elections in 71 municipalities.
Elections are being held for 71 municipalities amid tight arrangements. Out of a total of 2,123 wards, 490 wards were unanimous. Elections are underway for the remaining 1,633 wards. There are 4,981 candidates contesting for the post across the state. Of the 671 divisions in the 12 corporations, 89 are unanimous and elections are being held for 582 divisions. 2,364 candidates are contesting in the corporations.
The total number of voters is 76 lakh, 23 thousand 43 people. Of these, 37 lakh 52 thousand 668 are male voters and 38 lakh 69 thousand 225 are female voters. The others were 1,150. 7,699 polling stations were set up for municipal elections. State Election Commission officials said 4,410 polling stations have been set up for corporation elections and 3,289 polling stations for municipal elections.
The corporation employed 25,682 polling staff for the election. Of these, 4,423 are pivots and 4,423 are assistants. The other polling officials were 15,166. Of these, 121 were root officers, 451 were zonal officers and 1,098 were micro-observers. Thus, the number of staff attending municipal election functions is 21,888. This includes 3277 pivots and 3277 assistant pivols. The other officers were 13002.
Police identified 1,122 polling stations as the most problematic in corporations and 1,168 as the most problematic polling stations. There are 1,169 most problematic polling stations and 1,233 problematic polling stations in the municipalities. The state police department has ensured that no untoward incidents take place in the wake of the elections and security arrangements have been completed.