The district administration has made all arrangements in the Tiruchi Parliamentary constituency ahead of the Lok Sabha election on April 24.
As many as 11,410 polling staff would be engaged for duty on the day of elections at 2,319 polling stations.
Voters’ facilitation centres would be set up in all polling station premises this time which would contain voters list in alphabetical order and voter slips.
Collector and Returning Officer of Tiruchi Parliamentary constituency Jayashree Muralidharan told presspersons here on Monday that basic facilities such as water, toilets, ramps, and electricity had been provided in the polling stations.
In six polling stations, temporary wooden ramps had been set up and in three others temporary toilets would be put up. Voter slips had been distributed to 90 per cent of the electorate in the district and 85 per cent within the city limits.
Those who could not obtain the slips could get them at the office of Assistant Returning Officer or at the voters’ facilitation centre on the day of polling, said Ms. Muralidharan.
Micro observers would be deployed at 214 polling stations which had been identified either as “critical” or “vulnerable”.
Web casting would be done at critical and vulnerable polling stations and wherever this could not be done, offline recording would be carried out. For webcasting, 1,000 laptop operators would be engaged.
Personnel of the Special Armed Police and Paramilitary would be deployed in critical and vulnerable polling stations, the Collector said.
Five per cent of electronic voting machines would be kept as reserve. Engineers would be drafted to rectify the technical faults in the voting machines on the day of polling. Polling would be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Collector said no complaints had been received from the public regarding distribution of money to voters.Cases booked
The city police had booked three cases – one each against DMK, AIADMK and BJP – for engaging children during election campaigns.
In addition to these, cases had been booked against the DMK, the AIADMK, and the DMDK for installing flex board without obtaining permission, using community hall and arranging ‘annadhanam’.
Ms. Muralidharan said that cases had been booked for violation of the model code of conduct imposed by the Election Commission and for defacement of walls.