Electronic machines to be used in Punjab local polls

June 28th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Electronic voting machines will be used Monday for the first time in Punjab’s municipal council elections, an official said Saturday. Over 10 million voters are eligible to vote in 87 municipal councils and eight nagar panchayats June 30, a state election commission spokesman said here.

A total of 2,950 polling booths have been set up across the state. Voting will be held between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Counting of votes will start immediately after the voting is completed and results will be declared Monday evening.

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