Tamil Nadu State Election Commission on Tuesday asked the district collectors to identify polling booths and keep the structures ready.
A press release from the TNSEC headquarters said that the new voters roll prepared by the Election Commission of India is to be released on February 14 and 27 district collectors are advised to dispatch the voters’ rolls to all the local bodies for verification and update. Those attached to the district election office should also investigate the pending election-related cases and ensure that the litigations are addressed at the earliest, the press release said.
It may be noted that on December 27 and 30, polls to rural local bodies were held in 27 districts, covering 76,746 wards of 9,624 village panchayats. However, more than 60 per cent of the civic posts are yet to be filled including the post of Chennai Mayor that remains vacant since October 2016.