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116 candidates in fray for ZP, 361 for TP polls in DK district

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Mangaluru: The final list of candidates for the upcoming Zilla panchayat in Dakshina Kannada has been announced.

District Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim said that a total of 116 candidates have been fielded in 36 Zilla Panchayat constituencies while there are 361 candidates for 136 Taluk Panchayat constituencies.

For ZP polls, Aladangadi in Belthangady taluk has six candidates, the highest this season. Kinnigoli and Someshwar in Mangaluru taluk, Kolnadu in Bantwal, Laila in Belthangady and Kadaba in Puttur has five candidates each while Gurpura in Mangaluru, Sajipa Munnooru in Bantwal, Dharmasthala and Kuvettu in Belthangady, Nellyadi and Panaje in Puttur and Arantodu in Sullia house four candidates each.

For TP polls, Kolnadu in Bantwal and Charmady in Belthangady has six candidates while Someshwar, Adyar, Haleyangadi, Paladka, Kallamundkur, Hosabettu, Kuppepadav and Tenkamijar in Mangaluru, Balepuni, Kedila, Naringana and Koropady in Bantwal, Laila and Dharmasthala in Belthangady has four candidates each.
Ibrahim said that there is direct fight in 13 constituencies for ZP polls while 67 direct fights will be seen in TP elections.

District Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumar informed that ballot papers are being printed. Pink ballot papers will be used for ZP polls while the ballot papers for TP polls are white. For the first time, NOTA option will have a symbol associated with it. Right hand thumb will be used to cast vote.
There are as many as 1164 booths in the district. Each booth will be provided with five supervising staff including a Presiding Officer. Training for the Presiding and Assistant Presiding Officers will be provided tomorrow in the respective taluks they are assigned to.

As many as 2,681 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be supplied. Out of this 1,164 will be used in booths, five per cent will be using in training purposes while another 10 per cent will be used as reserve EVMs.

Voters can check their registration by typing in their names or EPIC number by logging onto

All political parties and candidates are required to submit their expenditure details once in every three days to the Election Expenses Observer. Candidate will face a ban of six years from the Election Commission if his party fails to submit the total election expenses within 30 days from the date of announcement of the result.

The DC has ordered to conclude campaigning by 10 pm on February 17 and by 7 am on February 18 in paper.

Elections in the district will be held on February 20.

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