EC declares paid holiday on LSG poll day for private sector staff
Thiruvananthapuram: The State Election Commission has declared a paid holiday for the staff in the private sector on local body elections polling day.
Holiday has been granted to employees in private commercial and business firms and other offices.
The Local Self-Government polls will be held on December 8 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Idukki districts. Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad and Wayanad districts will go to the polls on December 10. The polling will be held on December 14 in Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod districts.
The order issued by the SEC also pointed out that voters who are working outside their district will get special permission to travel to cast vote.
A fine will be imposed on firms or offices which neglect the order.
Election Symbol: Parties asked to forward a letter
Proposing the election symbol, the state committee office-bearers of each party should forward a letter signed by the district committee-office bearers to the district election officer within November 23.