Elections symbols have been allotted to 855 candidates for 22 Zila Parishads and 6,028 candidates for 150 panchayat samitis in Punjab.

A spokesman of the State Election Commission said on the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers, 3734 candidates has withdrawn their papers, out of which 446 candidates of Zila Parishads and 3288 candidates are from Panchayat Samitis.

He said that 33 candidates of Zila Parishads and 369 candidates of Panchayat Samitis have been elected unopposed.

The spokesperson said that polling will take place on 19th September, 2018. He further said that material related to the elections has been distributed and the printing process of ballot papers has also started. Meanwhile, Punjab government has declared 19 September, as paid holiday for workmen working in the shops, commercial establishments and factories situated within the State to exercise their franchise in the general election of Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis.

Giving details here, an official spokesperson said that the Punjab government has declared paid holiday to enable the workmen working in shops, commercial establishments and factories to cast their vote in the general election of Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samitis to be held on 19 September.

He said that it shall be weekly paid holiday for all factories where Wednesday is not close day within the State in lieu of their normal weekly holiday.