Kolar admin all set for GP polls

District has 452 sensitive and 372 hypersensitive booths

Kolar admin all set for GP polls


Briefing media persons on the poll preparedness by the district administration here on Tuesday,  N Prabhakar who is also Returning Officer for the District said 259 booths in Kolar taluk, 193 in Malur, 268 in Bangarpet, 222 in Mulbagal and 200 in Srinivaspur taluk have been set up.

Srinivaspur taluk had the highest number of sensitive booths -117 booths and Kolar taluk has the highest of hypersensitive booths - 102, he said.
Of the 1,142 polling booths in the district for the Grama Panchayat elections, 452 are considered as sensitive and 372 as hypersensitive.

As many as 452 booths have been identified as “sensitive” with 72 in Kolar taluk, 72 in Malur, 104 in Bangarpet, 55 in Mulbagal and 117 in Srinivaspur taluk.
Hypersensitive booths number 102 in Kolar, 86 in Malur, 71 in Bangarpet, 55 in Mulbagal, 58 in Srinivaspur taluk.

As many as 7,279 officers have been deputed for poll duty. Of them, 5,157 are polling staff and 2,122 are police personnel. As many as 220 vehicles have been provided for poll duty. The personnel have been directed to be more alert at the sensitive and hypersensitive booths.

Dry day
Prabhakar said that for the peaceful conduct of poll organising fairs and shandies on the polling day has been banned. Sale of liquor has also been banned from May 7 morning till May 8 midnight. The sale is also banned on the day of counting on May 17, he added.
Seven cases of transporting liquor illegally have been registered since the day of enforcement of the model code of conduct - five in Bangarpet and two in Srinivaspur.
Special posters would be pasted outside the polling booths to educate the voters on voting, and also displaying information about the contestants.
Voters without the voter ID card can produce any one of the 21 documents suggested by Election Commission, Prabhakar suggested.
Additional Deputy Commissioner S N Gangadharaiah, Election Observer N Babanna, Joint Director, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and Superintendents of Police Dr K Tyagarajan (Kolar) and Devajyoti Rai (KGF) were present.

Alternative identity cards
In the absence of voter's identity cards voters have been allowed to produce the following documents for proving their identity.
The voters can provide prescribed alternative identification proofs, which include passport; driving licence; PAN card; service i-cards issued to employees by central or state government, public sector units, local bodies and private establishments; Bank/kisan/post office passbooks; SC/ST/OBC certificates issued by competent authority; student identity card; property documents and registered deeds; arms licence; pension documents such as ex-servicemen’s pension books/pension payment order; ex-servicemen’s wife/dependent certificates; certificate of physical handicap and freedom fighter identity card at the time of voting.
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