Voter slips distribution from April 15
Voter Slips Distribution from April 15, Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said that the election officials would distribute voter slips door-to-door in Telangana from April 15 to 23.
- 2.81 crore voters to exercise their franchise in T in first phase polls
- Notification for second phase election in the State issued
- EC allows 11 alternative photo identity documents
Hyderabad: Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwarlal said that the election officials would distribute voter slips door-to-door in Telangana from April 15 to 23. Addressing the media here on Saturday, Bhanwarlal said that the officials would hand over the slips to the persons available in the house. They were instructed not to hand over the slips in other houses in case a house was locked.
Referring to the electorate, he said that the total number of voters in the first phase of elections in the State for 17 Lok Sabha and 119 Assembly Constituencies was 2.81 crore. As many as 3.63 crore voters would exercise their franchise in the second phase elections for 25 Parliament and 175 Assembly seats, he added. Bhanwarlal said the notification for second phase election in the State was issued on Saturday. The last date for filing nominations would be April 19. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 23.
Speaking about the first phase nominations, he said, “Out of 348 nominations filed for 17 Lok Sabha seats, 42 were rejected. The nominations of 306 candidates were found valid. As many as 475 nominations filed for 119 Assembly segments were rejected while 2,223 were declared as valid.” The CEO said that the commission allowed 11 alternative photo identity documents for establishing the identity of electors including the photo voter slip to be issued by returning officer.
On seizure of cash and liquor, the Chief Electoral Officer said that the officials seized Rs 92.58 crore in cash, 69.5 kilo of gold and 285.74 kilo silver apart from 3.48 lakh litres of illicit liquor. Action was taken for removal of 1.25 wall writings, posters and banners. The election officials would go to villages prior to the election and explain the voters about electronic voting machines.