After inspecting the arrangements for the counting centre at Andhra University, District Collector V Vinay Chand, who is also District Election Authority, said that all arrangements for the civic polls are getting ready and appealed to the citizens to come forward and cast their votes in the municipal elections to be held on March 10.
About 11,000 government officials, staff and 4000 policemen will be deployed for the peaceful conduct of polls. For each activity, right from material procurement to counting procedure, a separate nodal officer will be deputed. Proper training for staff, who is taking part in the elections are being given continuously, he said.
Stating further, he said that the counting procedure will be held on March 14 at AU. There will be only one counting centre for all the 98 wards for ease of proceedings. Keeping in view of the 440 problematic areas in the district, police security has been strengthened in those areas. For the convenience of the voters, we are sending bulk messages to the voters informing them about the voting date and time and urged to know their polling centre and cast their votes peacefully.