Chandigarh, February 15: The State Election Commission, Punjab (SEC) today ordered to conduct repoll in 3 polling booths of Municipal Council Patran and Samana of Patiala District. Repolling would be held on February 16, 2021.
Apprising this here today, an official spokesperson of SEC said that the Commission has received reports from Returning Officers (RO) Patran that some miscreants allegedly damaged the EVM in polling booth no. 11 of ward no. 8. Similarly, Commission had also got reports from RO Samana that unknown persons allegedly damaged EVM in polling booth no. 22 and 23 of ward no. 11.
Spokesperson further said that taking serious note of these incidents, the Commission has announced nullify the earlier polling conducted in these booths and ordered to re-poll under Section 59 (2)(A) of Punjab State Election Commission Act, 1994.
Spokesperson further said that re-poll in these 3 booths will be held on February 16, 2021 from 08.00 am to 04.00 pm and counting will take place on February 17, 2021.