The state election commission on Friday, informed media persons that it had fully geared up to conduct the Municipal elections scheduled on Saturday.
Addressing media persons in Panjim, Secretary of the state election commission Melvin Vaz said that it had identified one vulnerable booth, 4 sensitive booths in Panjim Municipality area.
Assistant director for the state election commission, Sagar Gurav further informed media persons that 423 candidate were fray for the municipal elections and panchayat by-polls. He said that 95 candidates in Panjim municipal corporation, 68 in Bicholim, 23 in Valpoi, 37 in Pernem, 66 in Cuncolim , 48 in Curchorm and 31 in Canacona will contest the 20 March polls.
Officer on Special Duty, Dr. Durgaprasad said that all Concern Returning officers and Superintendent of police will administrate and monitor electioneering process across all polling booths. He said that BLO’s had identified COVID positive voters in their respective jurisdiction & the SEC will allow them to franchise their votes between 4 PM to 5 PM with compulsory PPE suit.