Staff Reporter

NAGAPATTINAM: Collector Tenkasi S. Jawahar on Tuesday conducted training for all the Returning Officers (RO) and Assistant Returning Officers (ARO) in the district about conducting the ensuing civic polls smoothly.

The Collector conducted a special training class for the ROs and AROs on dealing with poll matters.

The Collector said that a total of 1,923 candidates filed their nominations on Tuesday for the civic elections.

He said that 47 nominations were filed for the municipal councillors, 33 for town panchayat members, seven for district panchayat members, 48 for panchayat union ward councillors, 197 for village panchayat presidents and 1,591 for village panchayat members posts.

With this, the total number of nominations filed in the district was 5,591 (136 for four municipalities, 119 for eight town panchayats, 16 for district panchayat, 147 for 11 panchayat unions, 936 for 434 village panchayat presidents and 4,237 for village panchayat members), the

Collector said.