TN ULB polls: Campaigning draws to a close today 6 pm

It is a general guideline during elections to stop campaigning 48 hours prior to voting.
TNSEC. File photo
TNSEC. File photo

Chennai

With major cash hauls and fiery exchange between leaders, the charged urban local body poll campaigning is set to end on Thursday 6 pm.
The Tamil Nadu State Election Commission has made an announcement on the same. Any meeting or campaign after 6 pm will invite severe action, the state election body warned.
On Wednesday, TNSEC commissioner Palani Kumar convened a meeting with police officers and presiding officers to discuss the poll-preparedness, EVMs, booth safety, law & order situation and protection of vote counting centres at the Koyambedu office.
The state will go for a single-phased election, on February 19, for 21 municipal corporations, 138 municipalities and 489 town panchayats. 12,838 posts will be filled in this election.
The voting time is from 7 am to 5 pm, and an hour's time specifically for Covid patients to vote has been fixed from 5 to 6 pm.
The counting of votes will take place on February 22.

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