Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, December 3
The much-awaited results of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections would be declared on Friday after the counting of votes is completed.
The re-poll in one division was held today. The GHMC elections has attracted nationwide attention due to the presence of top BJP leaders who came to campaign for the party’s candidates in the 150 divisions.
The turnout of the voters on December 1 was an unimpressive 46.55 per cent (34.50 lakh) out of the total 74.67 lakh voters.
State Election Commission (SEC) spokesperson said that foolproof arrangements have been made for the counting process which would begin at 8 am on Friday.
Counting centres have been set up at 30 places and the total number of personnel engaged in counting is 8,152.
The entire counting process would be recorded with CCTV cameras installed at every counting table, they said. Ballot papers were used for the poll and consequently, the results are likely to be known only in the evening or in the night.
The Telangana State Election Commission had decided to conduct the election with ballot papers after obtaining the views of major political parties, health department in view of COVID-19 and taking into consideration various relevant issues, the SEC said earlier.