A meeting of election observers and officials from the Revenue and Police departments held in the presence of District Election Officer Biju Prabhakar here on Monday revised the number of sensitive booths from 425 to 330 in the district.
According to an official release, 120 of these sensitive booths were in the city limits while the rest were in the rural area. The classification of the 330 booths as sensitive and hypersensitive booths was on. Meanwhile, the meeting decided to ensure webcasting and videography in the 330 booths, with micro-observers too to be posted there. Arrangements were being made to deploy special forces in these booths.
Closed circuit televisions that would work round the clock in counting centres, distribution of polling equipment and deployment of micro-observers too were discussed while the observers pointed out that the number of polling booths were to be completed by April 5.
General observers for the Thiruvananthapuram and Attingal constituencies, Urmila Mishra and Liaquat Ali, expenditure observers Ravi Prakash and Veerabhadra Reddy, awareness observer S. Venkitesh, senior police and election officials were also present, according to the press release.Guide for voters
Election officials have informed that a guide for voters, published by the Election Commission, was available on the website www.ceo.kerala.gov.in. The guide provided voters with details on voting and the proceedings to be followed if a vote was challenged or if one person cast another person’s vote and other commonly faced issues.