Polling underway for 2,640 panchayats in third phase of local elections
Polling for 2,640 panchayats spread over 160 mandals in 20 revenue divisions of 13 districts started on Wednesday in third phase of local elections. Voters would be allowed to cast their votes till 3:30 pm today and counting of votes would begin once the voting concludes.
7,756 candidates are in fray for sarpanch posts. Officials would conclude polling at 1:30 noon in the Maoist-affected villages. The police made elaborate security arrangements for polling across the state. Already, the State Election Commission had declared 579 gram panchayats as unanimous in the third phase.