GP poll counting today

Counting will be held at the Taluk headquarters in Dakshina Kannada from 8 am onwards. The counting centres are— Rosario Composite PU College, Mangalore; Infant Jesus English Medium School, Mondankaup in Bantwal; SDM College in Belthangady; St Philomena PU College, Puttur; and K V G Engineering College, Sullia.

For the counting purpose, 151 tables have been arranged in Mangalore, 150 in Bantwal, 97 in Belthangady, 137 in Puttur and 51 in Sullia. Except the candidate or election agent or counting agent, no other person can enter the counting centre. The use of beedi, cigarette, match box, lighter, mobilephone inside the counting centre is also banned. For the smooth conduct of counting, 586 supervisors and 1,286 counting assistants have been deployed to each table after randomisation.

Election observor M Manjunath Nayak will observe the counting process in Mangalore division while another observor Dr H T Chandrashekar will observe the process in Puttur division.

Every taluk has Nodal officers and counting will be held under the guidance of Tahsildars in respective taluks.

 Police security has also been provided for the counting centres.

The election to 199 Gram Panchayats was held in Dakshina Kannada district on May 12.
It may be recalled that Kolnadu in Bantwal taluk had registered the highest polling. The GP witnessed 95.56 per cent polling, at a booth at DK ZP Higher Primary School, Mankude. In the meantime, Konaje in Mangalore taluk had registered the lowest polling. There was 33.68 per cent polling at a booth at Vidyodaya Aided Higher Primary School, Asaigoli.

District has registered 73.47 per cent polling, wherein 6,56,602 out of 8,93,196 voters had exercised their franchise.

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