Election Commission (EC) has declared a public holiday for all voters on Friday, December 7th, for them to exercise their franchise. This is to enable all employees and youth to exercise their vote thoughtfully, at their own pace. As such many employees are planning a weekend holiday getaway, to enjoy the long stretch of holidays, uptil Sunday. Tight security has been deployed at all polling booths, especially in Maoist areas. The EC has geared up with all equipment for convenient polling.