Polling agents not to carry mobile phones in stations: EC

In an attempt to curb irregularities during assembly polls, the Election Commission said no polling agent will be allowed to carry mobile phones inside the polling stations, even in silent mode.

Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 20:36 PM IST

Chennai: In an attempt to curb irregularities
during assembly polls, the Election Commission on Wednesday said no
polling agent will be allowed to carry mobile phones inside
the polling stations, even in silent mode.
Every candidate is allowed to appoint one polling agent
with two relieving agents, the EC said in a release.
The polling agent will not be allowed to leave the
polling station or substitute himself by the relieving agents
after 3 pm, it said.

PTI