Voting underway for Haryana municipal polls

Voting was underway on Sunday for five municipal corporations and committees in Haryana. 

Only a few voters were seen at polling stations due to the cold weather. 

Voting started at 7.30 a.m. and will continue till 4.30 p.m., election officials said. 

Elections to the five municipal corporations and committees of Hisar, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Panipat and Karnal were being held. 

The election to the posts of mayors will be held directly for the first time. 

The State Election Commission (SEC) said that there are 744,468 are male voters and 656,986 are female voters. 

The Haryana Police has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure smooth conduct of the elections. 

Over 7,000 police personnel, including women police officials, are on duty. 

Officials said that for the first time in the electoral history of municipal elections in the country, none of the above (NOTA) has been introduced as an option in the electronic vot .. 

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