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Uttar Pradesh: EC appoints 84 micro observers to monitor vote counting

Counting is slated to start from 8 pm

Assembly Election 2017

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

Election Commision

A total of 84 micro observers have been appointed upon the directions of Election Commission for the counting of votes on Saturday.

District election officer Nidhi Kesarwani said that the observers belong to the Central departments like Bharat electronics limited, central electronics limited, Indian postal services and others.

One day training workshop of the observers was organised in a business institute at Mohan Nagar.

As many as 336 officials have been appointed for counting votes. Authorities have also decided to set up 14 tables in each assembly constituency for the electronic voting machines.

As Sahibabad is the biggest assembly constituency in the country, 28 tables will work with counting machines. Returning officers will monitor each constituency. Counting will start at 8 pm, Kesarwani said.

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First Published: Wed, March 08 2017. 03:05 IST