There will be one booth in the newly created tribal grama panchayat of Edamalakkudy in Idukki district and it will be set up at the Societykudy settlement. Deputy Collector (Election) K.N.Raveendran said that there are 1,533 voters in the grama panchayat and as per the Election Commission's direction, an auxiliary booth is allowed near the main booth only when the voters' number exceeds 1,600. There was a demand for allocating more booth in the forest settlement as there is long distance between settlement areas.
Mr Raveendran said that there was only one booth in the last Assembly election when it was a ward of the mother panchayat Munnar.
In the local bodies elections there were booths in each ward as there were more candidates in each ward, he said.