Shivamogga: “The district is all set for Lok Sabha election voting on April 23, as this time 16,75,975 people will be voting”, said Deputy Commissioner K A Dayanand, here on Tuesday, April 16.
Addressing a press meet he said, “There are a total of 2021 polling booths out of which 8, 31,185 are male and 8, 47,740 female. There are 50 voters of the other gender.”
“After January, 28550 new voters have registered. A total of 4042 polling officers, i.e., 2021 in first and second polling booths respectively are assigned on duty”, he added.
Dayanand said that all the basic requirements like drinking water, toilets, medical facility and others were made available.
“Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers will be made available for women who come along with their newborns to the polling booths. Helplines have been opened in areas having more than one polling booth. We have decided to avail voluntary service from NCC, NSS and Scouts and Guides students”, he said.
“In order to encourage maximum women electorate, 14 ‘Sakhi’ polling booths have been installed, where every Assembly constituency will have two such booths. In order to attract the tribals, three polling booths have been made available for them. Also there will two polling booths for the specially-abled”, he added.
Dayanand said, “The electorate should carry any one document, either Driving License/Aadhar Card/Passport/Pan Card/or any document related to state or central government/postal or bank account documents with passport size photo/RGINPR Smart Card/Central government insurance smart card issued for its labourers. Any one document can be produced.”
“Usage of loud speakers for election campaign within 48 hours of polling and conducting rallies are strictly prohibited. Also the sale of liquor will not be allowed,” he added.
Regarding the voters' helpline number, he said, “We have already received 921 calls to the helpline number 1950, among which 916 issues have been resolved. About 58 complaints received through cVIGIL have been resolved.”
Voting awareness programmes for children
Dayanand said, “In order to create awareness among children on voting, on April 19, mock polling arrangements will be made in the Deputy Commissioner’s office premises.”
“Children from the age of 6 to 18 can partake in the event. Children can register their names by calling on mobile no. 9945387650. Any one of the identification documents may be shown during the event”, he added.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Poornima and District Icon for SVEEP, Stany George were present.
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