A total ban on the use of cone speakers is imposed in the district. Prior permission is a must for using other speakers in public places or fitting in vehicles meant for election campaign, according to Collector N. Venkatachalam.
In a press release here on Friday, he said that speakers should not be used between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
“Similarly, erection of banners and flex boards and pasting of posters should be done only in the prescribed public places. Prior permission from concerned officials is a must. Speakers can be fitted only in vehicles permitted by the Regional Transport Office officials. Stickers and flags can be stuck only on these vehicles,” he said. Political parties and candidates should not paste posters or write symbols or slogans on the walls of private buildings without obtaining prior permission from owners, he added.
Collector K.S. Palanisamy announced that special training would be given to zonal-level officials to handle electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the election shortly. Twenty EVMs were given to them to train the revenue officials.