Nearly 12,500 advocates, who comprise the electoral college of the biennial elections for the governing council of the prestigious Bangalore Advocates' Association, are expected to exercise their franchise at Sunday's polls at the City Civil Court complex.
Tight security arrangements have been made by the election committee, comprising six returning officers. There are more than a dozen closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at various points and an electronic metal detector at the entrance. A large number of police personnel headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police will help ensure smooth elections as the association has a history of violence during elections.
The association has voters from its four units — High Court, City Civil Court, Magistrate Court and Mayo Hall Court. “Like last year, electronic voting machines will be used for election to various posts of office-bearers, including the posts of president, general secretary and treasurer. It will be ballot papers for election to the post of council members of the Civil Court Unit as there are a large number of contestants,” said S.N. Satyanarayana Gupta, a returning officer.
There are four contestants for the coveted post of president.
Voting will be between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and the result of office-bearers' election is likely to be out by 6 p.m.