Polling agents not to carry mobile phones in stations: EC

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.