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Polling Hours in Tamil Nadu Extended

The Tamil Nadu electorate will get two additional hours to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.

Published: 20th March 2014 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2014 08:22 AM   |  A+A-

The Tamil Nadu electorate will get two additional hours to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced that polling would be held on April 24 between 7 am and 6 pm. Earlier it was from 8 am to 5 pm.

Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar, in an official release here said, “The Commission, after taking into account factors such as extreme hot weather and early sunrise and sunset in some regions and to facilitate voters has decided that polling shall be held in all Parliamentary constituencies in general from

7 am to 6 pm.” The CEO added, “All those in the queue at 6 pm would be allowed to vote.”

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