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EC to increase number of polling booths for 2017 UP assembly elections

The state election commission has decided to raise the number of polling centres in the state and has invited suggestions or objections in this regard from the public and political parties upto July 1.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2016 14:54 IST
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Uttar Pradesh assembly elections

The election commission has decided to increase the number of polling booth in Uttar Pradesh for the 2017 assembly elections.(AFP File Photo)

The Election Commission has decided to increase the number of polling booths in Uttar Pradesh for the 2017 assembly elections.

The state election commission has decided to raise the number of polling centres in the state and has invited suggestions or objections in this regard from the public and political parties upto July 1, an official release said on Monday.

It said that new polling centres are being planned in the constituencies where there are more than 1,500 registered voters.

Meanwhile, Muzaffarnagar district magistrate DK Singh told reporters that 50 new booths would be established in the district.

He said that polling booths in six constituencies-- Muzaffarnagar, Budhana, Purkazi, Khatoli, Charthawal and Midanpur-- would be raised from 1,769 to 1,819 .

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