CEO orders re-polling at a polling station in Anantnag

Srinagar: Polling for the third and final phase of Municipal elections would be held from 0600 hrs to 1600 hrs, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra said on Thursday. The CEO notified that the timing for polling for Phases III and IV of the Municipal Election would be from 0600 hrs to 1600 hrs. The first phase was held from 0700 hrs to 1600 hrs, while the second phase was held from 0600 hrs to 1600 hrs. Vice-President of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah questioned the change of timing. The CEO also ordered re-poll at a polling station in ward number 23 of Municipal Council Anantnag, where polling was held on Wednesday. An official spokesman said the CEO issued a notification that the poll held on October 10 at polling station number four at New Colony, Shirpora Payeen of Ward Number 23 (ShirporaBala) of Municipal Council Anantnag is declared to be void. He said fresh poll at the polling station shall take place on October 13, from 0600 hrs to 1600 hrs, when the third of the four-phase election will be held.