: All arrangements have been made for a smooth polling on Monday (October 17), officials said. For the first phase, the following places would go for polling.
Corporation of Madurai (all 100 wards and for Mayor post). Municipality: Melur. Town Panchayats: A. Vallalapatti, Alanganallur, Palamedu and Paravai. Panchayat Unions: Alanganallur, Kottampatti, Madurai East, Madurai West, Melur and Vadipatti.
The polling for the second phase would be held on October 19 at the following places. Municipalities: Thirumangalam and Usilampatti. Town Panchayats: Ezhumalai, Perayur, Sholavandan, T. Kallupatti. Panchayat Unions: Chellampatti, Kallikudi, Sedapatti, T. Kallupatti, Thirumangalam, Thiruparankundram and Usilampatti.
Collector U. Sagayam said on Sunday that as per the State Election Commission directive, the polling would commence at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. without any break. The officials have moved all the polling materials without adequate police security. Eligible voters standing at the booths at 5 p.m. would be issued tokens. Public can vote without any fear. Apart from the polling officials, special observers from other State and senior IAS officers for the city and rural pockets have been deputed. Acts of impersonation would not be permitted and those wishing not to vote shall register the same with the authorities concerned at the polling stations.