PUNE: Pune zilla parishad (ZP) and the 13 panchayat samitis in the district will go to the polls on February 7, followed by counting of votes the next day.
Briefing on the poll schedule, district collector Vikas Deshmukh said the election notification would be issued on January 18, marking the beginning of filing of nominations by candidates that will last upto January 23.
Scrutiny of the nominations will be done on January 24 and the list of candidates will be published on the same day, he said. January 30 is the last date for withdrawal of nominations.
Pune ZP and panchayat samiti at Haveli, Khed, Ambegaon, Junnar, Shirur, Daund, Baramati, Purandar, Indapur, Bhor, Velhe, Mulshi and Maval, will go to the polls as per the schedule.
Responding to o a query on the using latest error-free voters lists during polls, Deshmukh said, “The district administration is in constant touch with electoral registration officer for updating of electoral rolls. Voters lists, published on January 5, would be deemed final for the polls. Marked copies of these lists will be provided to all presiding officers to avoid bogus voting.”
State Election Commission has instructed district administration to organise demonstrations of the EVMs at weekly bazaars held in different villages and taluka places for rural populace.
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