K M Dayashankar
Eight polling stations set up in various parts of integrated Karimnagar district
Violent pen is used for marking preference of vote in ballot paper
KARIMNAGAR: With the elections to the legislative council for the Karimnagar local authorities constituency scheduled to be held on December 10, the district authorities have geared up the machinery for the smooth conduct of elections.
The authorities have decided to set up eight polling stations in various parts of integrated Karimnagar district viz at Karimnagar ZP office, Huzurabad, Jagtial, Korutla, Peddapalli, Manthani and Husnabad MPDO offices and in Sircilla ZP office. Each polling station would have at least 200 voters. The polling would be conducted from 8 am to 4 pm.
Accordingly, Collector and Returning Officer RV Karnan had convened a meeting with the polling personnel including the presiding officers, micro observers and other polling officials in Karimnagar town on Friday. Instructing the officials to ensure smooth conduct of polling, he said that the voters for the Karimnagar LAC constituency including MPTC and ZPTC members, municipal corporators and council members.
He informed the officials to handover the violent colour pen so that the voters would mark his preference of vote in the ballot paper. He directed them to take the signature of voter on the counterfoil of the ballot paper. The collector also informed the officials to check the ballot boxes before the conduct of election and sealing in the presence of the polling agents.
He said that the Assistant Returning Officers would be stationed at all polling stations and informed them to approach them in case of any problems and doubts. The police were also taking necessary measures for the smooth and peaceful conduct of elections. The ballot boxes would be shifted amid tight police security from various polling stations to the SRR degree college in Karimnagar.
The ballot papers and boxes distribution and collection centre and also counting centre would be at SRR government arts and science college in Karimnagar town. District Agriculture Officer V Sreedhar, Karimnagar rural tahsildar Venkat Reddy, who is the master trainer, had also conducted a class to the polling personnel.