Andhra/Telangana National

About 2,786 panchayats in Andhra Pradesh to go for polls in 2nd phase on Feb 13

(G.N.S) Dt. 12

Hyderabad

The second phase Andhra Pradesh panchayat polls are going to be held on February 13, 2021. in this other phase about 2786 panchayats polls are to conducted.

The first phase was held on February 9. Elections would be held to elect 20,817 ward members, the release said. Polling would begin from 6.30 AM and go on till 3.30 PM while counting of votes would begin at 4 PM.

Though the elections were to be held for 3,328 Panchayat sarpanchs, 539 have been unanimously elected while no nomination was filed for three villages, it said.

As many as 7,507 candidates are contesting for sarpanch posts and 44.876 are in fray for ward members. The elections are held using ballot paper and without any political party symbols.

Totally, 29,304 polling stations were set up out of which 5,480 have been identified as sensitive and 4,181 hypersensitive, the release said.

All necessary precautions are in place as per COVID-19 protocols amid tight security and PPE kits would be provided to infected voters.

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