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Voting for final phase of local body polls to be held in 4 districts of Kerala tomorrow

Voting for final phase of local body polls to be held in 4 districts of Kerala tomorrow

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], December 13 (ANI): The polling for 6,867 wards in 354 local bodies across Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod will be held in the third phase (last phase) of local body polls in Kerala on Monday.
Voting will open at 7 am and close at 6 pm.
According to State Election Commission (SEC) V. Bhaskaran, there are 89,74,993 voters in the final round, including 42,87,597 men, 46,87,310 women and 86 transgenders.
"This includes 71,906 first-time voters and 1,747 NRI voters. As many as 10,842 polling booths have been set up. Webcasting has also been introduced in 1,105 problematic polling booths," said Bhaskaran.
A total of 52,285 officers have been deployed for the election duty.
"Those who are Covid positive and those in quarantine and in the certified list can vote directly at the polling station by presenting a certificate issued by the Designated Health Officer of the Department of Health during last hour of polling," the SEC added.
Following the death of the candidates, the polls in Tathur Poyil (11) in Kozhikode Mavoor Grama Panchayat and Thillankeri (7) in Kannur District Panchayat has been postponed.
Votes will be counted on December 16.
Kerala recorded 76.38 per cent voter turnout in the 2nd phase of local body elections held in five districts, on Thursday, according to the state election commission. 36,72,206 men, 38,51,350 women and15 transgenders exercised their franchise.
Under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 patients cast their votes in Kochi.
Kerala recorded 76.38 per cent voter turnout in the second phase of local body elections held in five districts on Thursday.
In the first phase of Kerala local body polls held in five districts on Tuesday, a 72.67 per cent voter turnout was recorded.
In a tri-corned fight between Left Democratic Front (LDF), United Democratic Front (UDF) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the local body elections are seen as a pointer to the assembly elections scheduled in May. (ANI)

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