State Election Commissioner C.R. Chikmath has directed deputy commissioners of Mysore division to gear up for elections to urban local bodies, and said the poll notifications would be issued soon.

He was addressing deputy commissioners, superintendents of police, excise deputy commissioners, the Deputy Commissioner of Transport and RTOs here on Wednesday. He instructed the officials to enforce the election code of conduct strictly after the notification of poll dates.

State-level election observers would be present along with district level observers, he said. Election expenditure details ought to be maintained properly, he added.

Videography of voting activities at hyper-sensitive booths was compulsory, he said. Deputy Commissioner P.S. Vastrad said there were two corporations, seven city municipal councils, 23 town municipal councils and 19 town panchayats in the Mysore division. There were 19,68,580 voters, of which 10,07,925 were men. An agency has been appointed to prepare the voters’ list.