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Voting underway for final phase of Uttar Pradesh local body polls

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 May 2023, 8:56 IST
Voters queued up at a polling booth in Azamgarh (ANI)

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Voting for the second and final phase of urban local body elections in 38 districts in Uttar Pradesh began at 7 am on Thursday amid tight security arrangements.

People queued up at polling booths to cast their votes for the final phase of local body elections in the 38 districts. The first phase of voting was held on May 4.

The elections are being held for 17 seats of Mayor, 1,420 of Corporator, 199 of Nagar Palika Parishad Chairperson, 5,327 of Nagar Palika Parishad Member, 544 of Nagar Panchayat Chairperson, and 7,178 seats of Nagar Panchayat Member.

According to the State Election Commission, Kanpur Dehat, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Banda, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Barabanki, Amethi, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Siddharthnagar, Azamgarh, Mau, Ballia, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Bhadohi, Meerut, Hapur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Bareilly, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit, Aligarh, Hathras, Kasganj, Etah, Kanpur Nagar, Farrukhabad, Etawah, Kannauj, Auraiya.

Soon after the voting began, complaints related to a technical snag in an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) were reported from one of the polling booths in Ayodhya.

"I came to vote but the collector has informed us that there is a malfunction in the machine so we will come back after some time to vote again. Voting is our duty so we will definitely come again," a voter told ANI.

First published: 11 May 2023, 8:56 IST