Telangana: Ink mark on middle finger for local body polls

Hyderabad: Telangana voters would have the indelible ink mark on their left middle finger instead of the forefinger for the coming local body elections to avoid any confusion with the mark made for the assembly polls just a month ago.

State Election Commissioner V Nagi Reddy Wednesday issued instruction to this effect to all returning and presiding officers for the three-phased local body polls beginning 7 January.

In the assembly elections held on 7 December, indelible ink was applied on voters’ left forefinger and this may not fade by the time the panchayat elections are held, a release said.