Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: All officials belonging to the district have been asked by District Collector G. Jayalakshmi to ensure the smooth conduct of panchayat elections.

Addressing officials appointed as election officers, she said that they came under the purview of the Election Commission till the election process was completed.

She instructed the returning officers to prepare voters' lists on time. Forms could be issued on June 13 to prospective candidates after the meeting of mandal level assistant returning officers on June 12. Nominations would be accepted till June 17 and nominations announced on the next day. Withdrawal of the nominations would be allowed till 3 p.m. on June 21.