Shivamogga: The Karnataka Assembly Elections to be held on May 12 will be conducted in a smooth manner and there will be no room for malpractices or violations of the Code of Conduct, informed District Commissioner M Lokesh at a press meet held at the D C Office on May 9. “We are closely monitoring everything through a well-planed system,” he said briefing about details of the election.
Continuing further he said that out of the total 14,26,208 voters who are going to cost their votes this time 7,11,732 are men, 7,14,415 are women, 61 others and 12,174 disabled. A total booths of 1756 are ready for voting in seven constituencies. A total of 74 candidates are contesting from Shivamogga District. 9563 Special Officers would monitor the election process, 326 Micro officers and 2490 voting machines are there. 2221 VVpat machines have been introduced for first time in this election, he said.
"In Shivamogga we have more candidates so we have 2 ballots. For the first time special voting booths have been arranged for Adivasi peoples and Backward community to cast their votes at Governemnt school “Hakk Pikki “ colony Sadashivapura poling booth No. 184 and 185. Adivasi polling booths will be specially decorated in a traditional manner. The newly introducted Pink Booths, to attract more women’s to vote is a special attraction in this Election.
In case the person’s voter id is missing then he can produce alternative valid id card like Passport, Driving license, Authorized work permit, Postal or Bank pass book, RGI smart card, NRIEG job card, Smart card, Pension card etc," he said.
S P Abhinav Khare IPS briefed about police force deployment to control any untoward incidents. Excise DC Nagraj briefed the detail of recently seized cash and items etc., on the occasion.
S P Abhinav Khare IPS, Jilla Panchayt Rakesh Kumar, Additional DC Channa Basappa, Excise DC Nagraj were present.
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