16,378 new voters registered for bypoll

16,378 new voters registered for bypoll
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District Collector S Satyanarayana said around 16,378 voters were newly enrolled and the list was kept pending for want of enquiry.

Kurnool: District Collector S Satyanarayana said around 16,378 voters were newly enrolled and the list was kept pending for want of enquiry.

Speaking to media at the Collector’s conference hall here on Saturday over the amendments in voters’ list in view of by-election, he said a door-to-door enquiry would be conducted to identify the original voters and later they would be enrolled in the final voters’ list.

Highlights:

  • Collector says the newly registered voters can exercise franchise after completing the formal enquiry
  • 238 polling stations would be set up for by-poll: Satyanarayana

Stating that Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will visit door-to-door for conducting the enquiry, he said seven tahsildars and 25 additional supervisors have been deputed to supervise the BLOs.

The enquiry would end on August 5, he informed. The Collector stated that 3,900 ASD (Absentee, Shifted and Dead) voters have been enrolled under duplication list and their names would be removed from the list after the enquiry. He said as many as 238 polling stations would be set up for by-poll.

For implementing model code of conduct, we have pressed flying squads and statistic video survey line teams into field, he said. Check posts have been set up at all border areas. Nandyal Polytechnic College has been identified as the centre for the distribution of election material, he added.

The Collector said a control room would be set up at the Collectorate from where the revenue and police personnel would extend permission pertaining to elections. He appealed to people to lodge a complaint after calling 08518-277305, 08518-277309 in case if they find any discrepancies in the elections.

He also made it clear that the candidates contesting in the by-election should not spend more than Rs 28 lakh. Electronic voting machines (EVMs) and Voter Verification Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) systems would be set up at the polling station on the poling day, stated the Collector. District Revenue Officer Gangadhar Goud and other officials participated.

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