Kasargod: Political parties are busy choosing their candidates as the district gears up to vote in the upcoming Manjeshwar by-polls.
Nearly 198 voting booths will be set up in the Manjeshwar Assembly constituency. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dr Saijth Babu informed that no voting booth has been equipped with web-casting facilities.
Over 2,12,086 voters (1,06,624 men and 1,05,462 women) are registered in the Manjeshwar constituency. The DC informed media persons that only those voter registration applications received before September 20 will be included in the voter's list. The district administration has received 4,553 such applications till date and 670 applications have been submitted for exclusion from the voter's list. The final voter's list for the by-polls will be published on September 30.
Babu said that engineers from Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) had conducted an inspection of the electronic voting machines (EVM), which were transported from Coimbatore and are currently being stored in the DC's office, guarded by police personnel.
As many as 18 Nodal officers have been assigned to ensure that the by-polls are carried out smoothly and efficiently. These officials will also oversee the functioning of various supervision teams on voting day.
DC Sajith Babu further said that complaints involving violations of the model code of conduct can be lodged with C-Vigil teams through the public domain. He also added that separate inspections will be carried out at various centres in the district.
Afterwards, the DC held a meeting with representatives of various political parties.
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