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Uttarakhand panchayat election results: Counting of votes under way

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The Times Of India
21st October, 2019 12:28 IST

DEHRADUN: The counting of votes for the panchayat polls in Uttarakhand started on Monday morning.

The results will finalise the fate of 33,882 candidates who are in the fray for posts like gram pradhans and panchayat members.

A total of 1,233 tables have been set up for the counting of votes with the maximum of 184 being in Udham Singh Nagar and 159 in Pauri district, officials involved in the exercise said.

For the extensive exercise, as many as 6,165 government employees have been deployed. The maximum number of 920 employees are stationed in Udham Singh Nagar district followed by 159 in Pauri district.

To recall, the voting for the panchayat polls was held in three phases held on October 5, 11 and 16. An average of 69 per cent votes was polled.

The elections were held in 7,485 gram panchayats of 89 blocks across 12 districts of the state.

Providing details of the counting process, state election commissioner Chandra Shekhar Bhatt told TOI, "We expect maximum results to come in by today itself. However, in remote pockets, the results may come on Tuesday."

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