The Government released the election schedule for the GHMC elections. The notification will be issued on January 12. Nominations will be accepted from January 12 to 17. All nominations will be scrutinised on January 18. The due date for withdrawal of nominations is January 21. Polling will be held on February 2. The counting of votes will take place on February 5.
The General Secretary of the State Election Commission Mr. Nagireddy said that with the release of the election schedule, the election code came into effect. He said that a staff of five persons will man the polling booth. 30 IAS officers supervise the elections. Polling will be held from 7 AM to 5PM. There will be live web casting in three thousand polling stations. 12 thousand EVMs were arranged for the elections. He said that 3 thousand problem areas were identified in the city and 30 thousand police were deployed for bandobust. If repolling is warranted, it will be held on February 4.