For postal ballots, the voters need to apply. Balakrishnan Nair said that it was shocking to find that his vote was already polled.
Several instances where Election Commission guidelines were implemented in letter and spirit have also come to light
Despite the enhanced security arrangements, some isolated incidents of election violence and bogus voting were still reported from many places in the district.
The officials have been instructed to detect multiple entries and doubtful credentials using logical error method using a special software.
The UDF leaders apprised the CEO of rampant bogus voting which had been highlighted in the media.
The submission was made in response to a petition filed by Manoj Aniyarath of Pinarayi, Kannur, and several other candidates and election agents in the two districts.