The voting for election for 80 municipal boards comprising 977 wards throughout Assam start at present at 8 am. For the primary time EVMs are used as a substitute of poll papers mentioned Chandan Kalita, Presiding Officer, Kamrup on Assam Municipal elections
As many as 2,532 candidates are within the fray, with BJP fielding the utmost variety of nominees at 825, adopted by Congress with 706 candidates and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) with 243 candidates, the sources mentioned.
The variety of eligible voters are 16,73,899, comprising 8,32,348 males, 8,41,534 females and 17 transgenders.
The elections will probably be carried out in 24 districts of the state, they mentioned. Campaigning for the civic elections had been a excessive pitched one with events and candidates going all out to woo the voters. Digital Voting Machines (EVMs) will probably be used within the elections, for the primary time within the historical past of civic elections within the state.
From popping out with particular songs to shaking a leg to reciting dialogues of well-liked movies and performs, the candidates had performed all of it to draw the voters.
The counting of votes will happen on March 9.
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