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GHMC to introduce ring tone for voting

GHMC to introduce ring tone for voting
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GHMC Additional Commissioner (Elections) Surendra Mohan said that in order to improve the voting percentage, the GHMC is planning to introduce a ring tone highlighting the importance of vote.

94 nominations filed across the city on Wednesday

Hyderabad: GHMC Additional Commissioner (Elections) Surendra Mohan said that in order to improve the voting percentage, the GHMC is planning to introduce a ring tone highlighting the importance of vote.

The GHMC is having around 1,500 mobile phones with the GHMC staff. Even if each mobile phone receives calls around 50 per day i.e., 1500x50=75,000 calls per day, if calculated for the 20 days i.e., 75,000x20 around 15 lakh people will be getting the message to cast their vote.

To this effect the GHMC is organising a meeting on January 18 at 4 PM at GHMC Head Office with civil societies and various residential welfare associations on voter awareness. While interacting with the media persons, the AC (Elections) said as many as 94 nominations were received on Wednesday in all the 150 wards.

For effective implementation of paid news advertisements, MCMC committees have been constituted in all the circles under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioners. As per the directions of the State Election Commission, the GHMC emergency and sanitation teams are removing all unauthorised posters, banners, flexies on priority.

The AC (Elections) said that a separate app has been introduced for the convenience of the citizens to search their voter slip through mobile phones and the GHMC is also planning to link the TSEC website with the GHMC website.

Responding to the plea of the some of the newsmen AC (Elections) said that sufficient polling personnel are available including 15% reserved and as per the instructions of the Election Authority, genuine cases like pregnancy, physically handicapped etc., are being taken care for exemption.

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