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Tight security at counting venue

india Updated: Nov 06, 2006 00:16 IST

THE COUNTING of votes for Municipal Corporation and civic body election will start on Monday at 8 am. The trends are likely to emerge after 3 pm, while the result for the mayoral post is expected by late night.

Administration has made elaborate security arrangements in and around the venue for counting of votes at Mahewa Mandi.

The counting for seven town areas of Gorakhpur district, eight town areas and two nagar palika parishad of Deoria district, seven town areas of Kushinagar district and four town areas along with one Nagar Palika parishad of Maharajngaj district would be counted at respective tehsil headquarters and district Collectorate. 

The training of employees for counting of votes was completed on Saturday under the chairmanship of returning officer and district magistrate Dr Hariom. 
 The employees have been directed to reach their allotted counting enclosures and their counting table before time at Mahewa Mandi.

The municipal corporation vote will be counted in seven enclosures while in one enclosure; the votes of Pipraich town areas will be counted.

According to sources, the counting of the votes for corporators would be done in first phase, while the counting of mayoral post votes would start in second phase.

District officials said 14 tables would be arranged and at each table one thousand votes would be counted. Earlier to it, the ballot papers would be sorted out.

Sources said that in case of one persons vote difference between winning and rival candidate for mayoral post and chairman post of nagar palika and town areas, district officials would inform state election commissioner and after the approval, the result would be declared.

‘Elected people’s representative will not be the polling agent of any candidate’, officials added. State election commission has directed the district magistrate to maintain the impartiality and transparency during the counting.

The traffic movement around the counting place will be restricted and no entry will be permitted to any one without a pass issued by district administration.