Following instructions from the Election Commission, the state government had declared local public holiday for voters of Vikravandi and Nanguneri constituency on October 21. A government order issued by chief secretary K Shanmugham declared holiday for poll bound districts of Villupuram and Tirunelveli.
All government offices, industrial establishments, educational institutions and government-controlled bodies in the districts will remain closed, the government order said.
Meanwhile CEO Satyabrata Sahoo had instructed the district election officers to intensify the patrol of static surveillance team (SST) and flying squad teams (FST) positioned for Vikravandi and Nanguneri by polls. The ECI had positioned a total of 150 SSTs and FSTs to monitor the cash for votes and model code of conduct in Villupuram and Tiruneveli.