Staff Reporter

Penal action will be initiated against absentees: Collector

Postal ballots sent to all booths in the constituency

Postal votes can be dropped in the box at Collectorate also

Tuticorin: Collector and Returning Officer G. Prakash has instructed the polling personnel to attend the third and final phase of training in handling electronic voting machines on Monday, May 11, to be imparted by master trainers without fail.

Training classes would be held at the same venue, Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls Higher Secondary School. Any request for absenting themselves from the training would not be entertained, he said and added that penal action would be taken against those who do not turn up for training.

He informed the polling personnel deployed on election duty in all six Assembly segments of Tuticorin Parliamentary constituency to cast their votes with the help of postal ballot papers which was already sent as per the directive of the Election Commission.

Election duty certificates have been issued to the polling staff for casting votes in their respective booths where they had been deployed. Postal votes should carry the address on the envelope – Returning Officer and Collector, Tuticorin Parliamentary Constituency, Tuticorin.

Electors willing to submit the postal votes in person could seal it and drop it in the ballot box at the Collector’s Office. Postal votes and ballot papers submitted in person would be taken up for counting on May 16 at 8 a.m. in the presence of Collector and Returning Officer.