April 22, 2009 1:13:43 am
Around 500 polling stations have been identified as sensitive in the district in the run-up to polling day on April 23. While digital cameras will be installed at 248 polling stations,118 polling stations have been identified as special.
District collector Chandrakant Dalvi on Tuesday said that all arrangements have been made for the polling and stated that 75 polling stations from Maval,157 from Pune,175 from Baramati and 105 stations in Shirur have been identified as sensitive.
With the campaigning over,Dalvi said that the district has 66.27 lakh voters after the revision of the Voter List with 6,957 polling stations after delimitation. Nearly 288 auxillary polling stations have been arranged with a staff strength of 53,555 to man these booths.
Separate staff have been given for interior areas. Dalvi said that electronic voting machines have been dispatched and nearly 6,717 machines have been sent for the four constituencies.
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Dalvi said that a transport plan had been worked out for the staff for those travelling from the city to rural areas.
Nearly 170 videographers have been asked to form the quick action team and night patrolling too has been enforced for better security
Deputy Commissioner of police (special cell) Ravindra Sengaonkar said 70 polling stations have been identified while Superintendent of rural Ravindra Kadam said 23 polling sites have been identified as sensitive sites in the rural areas.
While 59 persons have been externed in the city area with 39 notices issued, 162 have been externed in the rural areas.
* Helpline at the collectorate for checking names in the voters list: 20261003/21261009
* Website: pune-election.info Pune.gov.in
* SMS: 54646 for details on voter list
* Voters can vote carrying any of their photo identity proof even if they do not have their photo identity cards
* Voting from 7 am to 5 pm. Ramps at all polling stations
* Negative voting not available on the EVM will have to go to the polling centre and register name stating they do not want to vote for any candidate
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