For the posts of 746 members of zila panchayats, there are 10,627 candidates within the fray.
For the 18,530 posts of members of kshetra panchayats, there are 89,188 candidates.
As many as 1,177,89 candidates are within the ballot enviornment for 14,397 village panchayats.
For 1,80,473 village panchayat wards, there are 1,34,510 candidates contesting the polls.
The candidates will contest on “free symbols” given by the State Election Commission (SEC).
In the primary phase of the polls, which was held on April 15, a median polling share of 71 was recorded.
The second phase of polls held on April 19 additionally noticed over 71 per cent of polling.
The 2015 panchayat polls had registered a polling share of 72.11, in line with the SEC.
In view of the coronavirus scenario, the SEC had mentioned final month mentioned that no more than 5 folks could be allowed to accompany a candidate through the door-to-door campaigning for the panchayat elections.
Additional Election Commissioner Ved Prakash Verma mentioned three-member groups have been fashioned below the extra district magistrates to make sure that directives issued by the SEC have been being adopted.
At the district stage, the chief medical officers have been made nodal officers and stress has been laid on COVID-19 prevention.
Voters will mandatorily should put on masks and keep social distancing at polling cubicles. Instructions have additionally been issued to make circles sustaining a distance of six ft between voters standing within the queue.
Verma mentioned COVID-19 norms would even be adopted through the counting of votes and private protecting gear (PPE) kits could be organized in line with necessities.
The Allahabad High Court had requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to conclude the panchayat election course of by May 25.
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