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Re-polling in seven booths in Kerala on May 19

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (EC) on Friday directed its unit to conduct re-polling in seven booths in and parliamentary constituencies of the state on May 19 when 59 seats across eight states will go to the polls in the seventh and final phase of polling.

Kasaragod's four booths in segments and three booths in constituencies will go to the polls on Sunday after the EC declared the voting conducted at these polling stations on April 23 as "void".

Citing a letter dated May 10 submitted to the Commission by the of regarding "bogus voting" in these booths, the EC said the decision has been taken to conduct fresh polls in these polling stations under "sub-Section (1) and (2) of Section 58 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951".

The polling time in these booths has been fixed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19 in accordance with the Commission's instructions contained in "chapter XIII of handbook for Returning Officer".

Through a letter issued on Friday to the Returning Officers and Deputy Election Officers for and constituencies, the EC asked them to ensure that wide publicity is given to the re-polling by beat of drums in the polling areas. It also asked them to inform the political parties and the concerned candidates in writing about the fresh polling.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 17:26 IST
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