All arrangements are in place for the counting of votes. The Counting Centres are now in the process of receiving ballot boxes.
The ballot boxes before being transported to the Counting Centres were put in a special security bag. These are now being transported to Counting Centres with police security. Counting will take place at 1077 Centres. Arrangements are in place for the counting of postal votes at 227 Centres. The Elections Secretariat said counting of votes at the District level is scheduled to begin after the receipt of all ballot boxes. It is hopeful that the first result could be released by midnight today. Counting of postal votes at several places has already begun.