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Uttar Pradesh Elections: EC to increase number of booths for 2017 polls

District Magistrate D K Singh told reporters that 50 new booths would be established in the district.

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UP election commission has invited suggestions or objections in this regard from the public and political parties. (Source: PTI file photo)

The Election Commission has decided to increase the number of polling booths in Uttar Pradesh for the 2017 Assembly elections.

The state election commission has decided to raise the number of polling centres in the state and has invited suggestions or objections in this regard from the public and political parties up to July 1, an official release said on Monday.

It said that new polling centres are being planned in the constituencies where there are more than 1,500 registered voters.

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Meanwhile, District Magistrate D K Singh told reporters that 50 new booths would be established in the district.

He said that polling booths in six constituencies-Muzaffarnagar, Budhana, Purkazi, Khatoli, Charthawal and Midanpur- would be raised from 1,769 to 1,819 booths.

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