Repoll to be held in Booths at Salem, Namakkal on Saturday

Fresh booth slips issued for 746 in Salem city and 897 in Kottapalayam in Namakkal

Published: 10th May 2014 07:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2014 08:33 AM   |  A+A-


Collector Hanish Chhabra on Friday appealed to voters in areas alloted for booth number 213 in the city, where repolling will be held on Saturday to vote without fail .

Polling materials and personnel have left on Friday and they will update their arrival status after taking charge of the booth 213 located in the Corporation Primary School along Sengal Annai Road.

After a mock poll ing exercise between 6 to 7.00 am, repolling will commence at 7.00 am and close at 6.00 pm. Booth slips were issued afresh on Thursday to the voters in Railway Live Street 3 and 4.

A total of 746 voters including 344 males and 402 females are attached to the booth. On April 24, a total of 579 persons had cast their votes.

All the necessary arrangements had been completed on April 7 itself as the re-poll was earlier scheduled for April 8 and subsequently postponed to April 10.

Officials made a final check of the facilities at the polling station as per the norms of the Election Commission.

The  polling officials were not drawn from the teaching staff of schools for re-poll but from the Revenue Department. Thasildhars and Deputy Thasildhars have been assigned polling station duty. As usual, the polling station will be manned by a Presiding Officer, three polling officers, an identification officer (the local VAO), zonal officer, assistant zonal officer and an office assistant. Reserve teams have been formed to take over in case of emergencies.

Besides, the a micro observer has been appointed and a set of flying and static squads have been formed to monitor the model code implementation.

Police security has been strengthened in the two streets, from where the voters who will cast votes in booth 213.

According to Assistant Returning Officer B.Lilithavathy (Salem RDO), EVMs are ready and will be taken  to the booth after 6.30 pm with armed security.

In Namakkal too, one polling station located at Kottapalayam in Namakkal Parliamentary constituency is going for repolling on Saturday amid tight security, officials said.

The repoll is to be held in the Kottapalayam booth, which has a voter strength of 897. The Election Commission of India announced the repoll as an electronic voting machine developed error after the polling was over on April 24.

All the arrangements required for conducting the polls were made at the polling station.

“One control unit and two ballots units have been kept for polling and an equal number of units are kept in reserve. Four personnel including a presiding officer and three polling officers are employed for conducting the poll”, an officials told.

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