A total of 352 counting staff have been selected through randomisation method here on Wednesday for counting votes for various assembly segments in Thanjavur district on May 13.

The selection was done by M.S.Shanmugham, District Collector in the presence of Election Commission Observers Shyam Kumar and Kumar Rajiv at the collectorate.

Counting centres where the staff have to work alone was selected in the randomisation on Wednesday. Constituency for which they have to count vote and the tables in which they have to count will be decided only on May 13 morning.

For counting of votes 104 counting assistants, 104 supervisors, 104 micro observers and ten per cent reserve staff have been selected. (Including reserve staff there will be 112 assistants, 112 supervisors and 128 micro observers. Kapil Kumar Sarathkar, Superintendent of Police, Thanjavur, C.Suresh Kumar, District Revenue Officer, Soundarajan, PA to district collector, (Elections) were present, said a release here on Wednesday.