KURNOOL: District collector S Satyanarayana has said that arrangements are in place in all the 255 polling booths and counting centres in Nandyal Assembly segment and Central forces are pressed into service for security for smooth conduct of the bypoll.
Addressing the officials at the collector’s conference hall here on August 10, he said that for the first time in the Telugu states, electronic voting machines will have an attachment with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail machines (EVMs with VVPAT) in all the polling booths.
This facility, he said, will enable the voter to know to whom he has voted after pressing the button, the slip will be out from the machine and it will fall in the special container. Regarding charges of tampering with the EVMs by political parties, he said that first level check of EVM & VVPATs has also been done during a meeting with all political parties. Steps have been taken for live webcasting and videography at all the polling stations, he said.
He said that eight Central Armed Para Military forces will be deployed for bandobust from August 16 onwards.