Total of 21,918 election personnel would be put on field for the peace conduct of 2016 local body elections to be conducted in 2 phases on October 17 and 19, for Madurai Corporation, municipalities, [ tp and panchayat unions in the district.
Almost 4,252 posts comprising 23 District Panchayat Ward Member, 214 Panchayat Union Ward Member, 420 Village Panchayat President, 3273 Village Panchayat Ward Member, 100 Corporation Councillor, 78 Municipal Councillor and 144 Town Panchayat Ward Member for which the candidates can file their nomination between September 26 to October 3 but not on Sunday.
The Department of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development authorities were trained to tackle the election exercise in a smoot manner in coordination with revenue, police & other agencies.
Electronic voting machines are orderded for election in urban areas including 1,490 polling stations, and 4,958 ballot boxes will be utilized in rural areas for electing candidates to various posts.
There are about 492 ulb polling stations that are sensitive and hyper-sensitive. The madurai ullatchi therthal will put video cameras and webcast on use for the above sensitive poll stands.
All the madurai district assembly election voter id public would be qualified for voting in the local body poll.
Nearly 101 persons filed nominations that includes 98 Village Panchayat Ward Member, 2 Village Panchayat president and 1 Corporation Councillor.