Polls to elect representatives to three municipal corporations and 29 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab are being held on Sunday.
He said there would be a total of 873 polling stations in the state with 1,938 polling booths. A total of 8,000 election staff and 15,500 police personnel would be on duty at these polling stations.
The spokesman also said that according to a report of the district administration, in Amritsar 154 polling stations out of total 366 were declared sensitive and 136 very sensitive.
Similarly, out of 554 polling booths in Jalandhar, 344 have been declared sensitive and 31 as very sensitive.
The spokesman said that election commission has ordered videography in all the polling stations which have been declared very sensitive.
As many as 925 candidates for the elections to the three municipal corporations (MC)-Amritsar, Patiala and Jalandhar are in the fray.
The counting of votes will take place on December 17 and result will also come out on the same day.
Here are the live updates:
# Punjab: Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu cast their votes at Ward No 9's polling station 5 in Amritsar
# Voting begins in 3 municipal corporation, 32 municipal councils, Nagar Panchayat.
Voting for #CivicPolls begins in Punjab, visuals from Amritsar. Polls being held in 3 municipal corporation - Amritsar, Jalandhar & Patiala and 32 municipal councils & Nagar Panchayats in the state. pic.twitter.com/cMCel39URF— ANI (@ANI) December 17, 2017
# This would be for the first time that voters will have the ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA) option in civic body polls in the state.
(With PTI Inputs)