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Three-Tier Security to be in Place for Counting of Votes

The Elections Department is gearing up for counting of votes on Friday for the lone Puducherry Parliamentary constituency seat.

Published: 14th May 2014 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2014 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

The Elections Department is gearing up for counting of votes on Friday for the lone Puducherry Parliamentary constituency seat.

Out of a total of 30 candidates who have contested the seat, Union Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy is considered the main challenger to R Radhakrishnan of AINRC.

The counting will kick off at 8 am in four centres, one each in the four regions of the UT, according to a press communication from CEO T Srikanth. For the 23 Assembly segments in Puducherry, the counting will be taken up at Bharathidasan Government College for Women at Muthialpet, while for the five Assembly segments in Karaikal, the counting will be done at Ariangar Anna Government Arts and Science College, Karaikal. For one segment each in Mahe and Yanam, it will be taken up in Jawaharlal Nehru Government Hr Secondary School, Mahe and  Mini Civil Station, Yanam.

The results of the counting showing the votes secured by each candidate will be prepared in duplicate and will be signed by the counting agents and a copy will be provided to the counting agents. The numbers in progress can be viewed online at www. ceopondicherry.nic. in and www.eciresults.nic.in.The  RO of the constituency, S B Deepak Kumar has been appointed counting supervisor.

The randomisation of the counting  personnel will take place in the presence of observers. Micro observers will be posted at each counting table in consultation with observers. First, postal ballots will be taken up and then counting on EVMs will begin. The strongrooms will be opened in presence of RO, Asst RO, candidates, election agents and observers.

A three-tier security arrangement has been made at each counting centre. The first tier security at 100-metre periphery is manned by the local police. The second tier is stationed at the gate and is manned by the State Armed Police and the third tier security is by the Central Armed Police Force. IP cameras have been installed in each counting hall.

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