For the first time, the indelible ink applied on a voter’s finger after polling will be applied with a brush instead of a stick, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Chandra Bhushan Kumar said on Thursday.
The brush will have more strokes of the ink and will be harder to remove, he said. The Delhi Election Commission also said that 142 polling stations will have live telecast of polling.
Around 95,000 government employees will be deployed for election duty across Delhi as an electorate of 1.33 crore goes to polls on February 7, the CEO told mediapersons.
He also said 43,235 postal ballots have been received by the EC so far. Of the 12,117 polling stations across Delhi, 70 have been identified as “critical” polling stations. Of these 191 have been classified as “highly critical”.
The electoral roll, that was frozen on January 21, includes 73.89 lakh male voters and 59.19 lakh female voters. The voters also include 862 members of the third gender. There are 2.27 lakh first-time voters in the age-group of 18-19 years this election. Those casting their vote also include 311 voters above the age of 100.
The CEO also said that 171 FIRs have been lodged for violation of the model code of conduct.