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Haryana Panchayat polls: First phase tomorrow

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Chandigarh: All arrangements have been made by the Haryana State Election Commission to ensure peaceful, free and fair polling in the first phase of general elections for Panchayati Raj Institutions to be held on Sunday.

Haryana State Election Commissioner Rajeev Sharma on Saturday said the elections would be held at 8,981 polling stations spreading over 47 blocks, where around 46.6 lakh voters are expected to cast their votes.

In the first phase, 3,339 candidates are contesting elections for 416 wards of Zila Parishads, 4,883 candidates for 1,221 wards of Panchayat Samitis, 11,296 for 2,583 posts of Sarpanches and 24,143 for 26,248 posts of Panches.

He said the polling would be held between 7:30 a.m. and 4p.m.

Those who would be in queue or in the premises of polling booth up to 4p.m. would be given identity slip to cast their vote.

Immediately after that the counting would begin for sarpanches and panches and results would be declared soon after counting is completed.

He said for the first time e-Dashboard has been introduced for monitoring the entire election. (ANI)

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