Thiruvananthapuram | All the preparations have been completed for the counting of votes polled in the Aruvikkara By-election which will be taken up tomorrow morning.
A three-tier security system had been put in place and all the arrangements had been completed for the counting, District Collector A Kaushikan said here today.
The counting would begin at 0800 hrs at the Swati Thirunal Music College in the Capital city. The first trend would be available within the first hour.
As per the Election Commission figures, 77.35 per cent of the 1.85 lakh electorate had exercised their franchise in the election that witnessed a month-long hectic electioneering by major political parties.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of Assembly Speaker G Karthieyan. His son K S Sabarinathan is the Congress-led United Democratic Front candidate. The Left Democratic Front fielded Former Speaker M Vijayakumar and the BJP nominated Former Union Minister O Rajagopal.
The poll outcome is said to be crucial for all the three parties. The winner will take oath on the next day of the counting.
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