With political parties busy selecting candidates and the district administration busy making arrangements for a free and fair election to 65 Wards of the Mysore City Corporation (MCC), the Election Commission has announced a ceiling on expenses of candidates. According to it, a candidate contesting the election to the MCC can spend up to Rs. 3 lakh while those contesting to Town Municipal Councils and Panchayats can spend up to Rs.1.5 lakh and Rs.1 lakh in the district respectively.

Dy. Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda, addressing media persons in city on Thursday, said that 22 Nodal Officers had been appointed to verify the election expenditure, including vehicles used for election campaign and publicity materials such as posters, banners and hoardings.

Stating that 663 poliing booths had been set up for polls to the MCC, he added that 35 polling booths will be set up for Nanjangud TMC, 23 for Bannur TMC, 27 for Hunsur TMC, 23 for K.R.Nagar TMC, 11 for T.Narasipur Town Panchayat, 15 for Periyapatna Town Panchayat 15 and 13 for H.D. Kote Town Panchayat, he added that ancillary booths had also been set in places where the number of voters exceeds 1400 because of revision of voters’ list.

Dr. Ramegowda also said that 30 Returning Officers and 30 Asst. Returning Officers have been appointed to oversee polls in 204 Wards including 65 of MCC and added that 13 Returning Officers and 13 Asst. Returning Officers will be available for monitoring election in Mysore city.

The DC also said that for the first time, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were being used for ULB polls which have been already sent by the State Election Commission.

For further information on ULB polls in the district, contact Ph: 0821-2418860 (Mysore), 08221-223108 (Nanjangud), 08227-260210 (T.N.Pur), 08222-252040 (Hunsur), 08223-262371 (K.R.Nagar), 08223-273175 (Periyapatna) and 08228-255325 (H.D.Kote).

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore