Special Correspondent

Counting of votes on February 9

CUDDALORE: By-elections to the elected posts lying vacant in the local bodies in Cuddalore district will be held on February 8 and the counting of votes will begin on February 9.

As per a schedule released here by Collector Rajendra Ratnoo, the filing of nominations will begin on January 19. The last date for filing nominations is January 27. The scrutiny of nominations will take place on January 29. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is January 31.

The following posts are lying vacant: Parangipettai Panchayat Union Ward No. 11, Kolapakkam Panchayat President, Parangipettai Town Panchayat Ward No.1 and 33 wards in eight Panchayat Unions.

The nominations could be submitted in the following offices: for Panchayat Union wards Parangipettai Panchayat Union office, for Panchayat President Panruti Panchayat Union office, for Panchayat wards respective Panchayat Union offices and Town Panchayat ward Parangipettai Town Panchayat office.

Mr. Ratnoo said electronic voting machines will be used in the urban centres.