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SEC extends polling time by one hour for 3 civic body polls

Press Trust of India  |  Chandrapur (Maha) 

In the backdrop of prevailing heatwave, the Commission has decided to extend the polling time for the April 19 to Parbhani, Latur and Chandrapur civic bodies in by one hour.

The polling for all the three municipal corporations shall be held between 7.30 AM and 6.30 PM on April 19, a notification issued by the State Commission said today.

Also, the campaigning for the civic elections that was to end at 5.30 PM on April 17 has been extended by an hour and the same would now end at 6.30 PM on that day, it said.

Earlier, as per the schedule given by the voting was to be held between 7.30 AM and 5:30 PM.

Many political parties had urged the Election Commission to extend the voting time on the ground that the percentage of polling might be affected due to excessive heat during afternoon hours.

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First Published: Sat, April 15 2017. 21:02 IST