As the counting of votes of the general elections is slated for May 23rd, officials of state ask electoral officers to be cautious on preparations and fasten up preparations for the counting day.
DGP of police from Karnataka, asked the election officials to keep a check on the people booked for poll offences on the day and after that.
“It is our duty to ensure law and order during and after the counting of votes. Take steps to post special police pickets in the sensitive villages on the counting day, if necessary,” said RP Thakur, GDP of police in Karnataka.
As in Kerala, Alappuzha and Mavelikara constituencies are gearing up for the counting day with preparations on the go. “Fourteen counting tables will be there for all the Assembly segments and one representative of each candidate will be allowed in each table. For counting of postal ballots, five tables each will be arranged for the Alappuzha and Mavelikara Lok Sabha constituencies. One representative each of the candidates will be allowed to monitor the scanning of Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballots System (ETPBS),” said S Suhaas, DC of Alleppey.
Kerala had multiple instances of bogus voting in the general elections which was confirmed by Chief electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena himself. Bogus voting reportedly took place in Kannur, Kasaragod districts by CPM officials and was exposed with the aid of CCTV footage of the polling stations.