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Re-polling in Kalamassey, Kerala on April 30th

Re-polling in Kalamassery constituency to held on April 30th from 7 am to 6pm after presiding officer’s ignorance in clearing votes of mock polls.

Re-polling in the Kalamassery group is to be held on April 30th. Re-polling was scheduled for the booth owing to ignorance of the presiding officer in clearing votes after mock polls. Group 83 at East Kodungalloor, Kalamassery is the polling station where re-polling is to conducted. Out of the 715 votes which were cast on the day, the VVPAT machine showed an increase of 758 votes polled and then the confusion arose.

Confusions arose on the polling day in Kerala after allegations of votes being registered to only one political party arose in the polling station at Kovalam which was later clarified as false by the authorities. One person who cast his vote in the polling station at Pattom Kendriya Vidyalaya was arrested for spreading rumours of his vote being cast for another political party besides his desired one owing to faulty EVMs.

In an earlier notice the Election Commission had asked for changing the EVM if any error occurred while a person was casting his/her vote. Moreover, in its guidelines the Election Commission mentions voters co-operate with the officers on election duty to ensure peaceful and orderly polling and complete freedom to the voters to exercise their franchise without being subjected to any annoyance or obstruction.

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