Poll-O-Meter: No lunch break

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In 1962, there was no lunch break between polling, unlike the 1957 elections.

The Election Commission decided to abandon the practice as they found it was hard on the voters, particularly women with babies waiting to vote for long hours.

Also, some of the polling officers did not return to the station after lunch.

There was a one hour for lunch interval in 1957 in Andhra, Madras, Mysore, West Bengal and Tripura while Kerala had a 30-minute break.

Others then managed without a break.

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