Two hundred and forty booths in the district have been identified as sensitive for the local body elections, starting October 17, District Election officer and District Collector, C.N. Maheshwaran has said.

Mr. Maheshwaran was presiding over the training programme conducted for 202 micro observers, appointed from banks and PSUs.

The training programme was held in the presence of A. Chittarajan Mohandoss, Election Observer. The micro-observers would be deployed in these booths, and should present themselves at the booths designated to them from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both the phases of polling. As directed by the Election Commission, the micro-observers should dedicate themselves for a free and fair election.