There are 10,63,271 voters in the six Assembly constituencies in Kolar district, including 5,23,268 women.

A hundred candidates are in the fray in the district for the May 5 Assembly elections.

The district administration is making all arrangements to ensure free and fair elections, according to District Electoral Officer D.S. Vishwanath. Training programmes were held for officials drafted for election duty and micro-observers who will oversee proceedings inside the polling booths.

The constituency-wise breakup of voters in the district is as follows: Srinivasapur - 1,90,757 (94,012 women), Mulbagal (SC) - 1,71,421 (83,349 women), Kolar Gold Fields (SC) - 1,68,310 (83,353 women), Bangarpet (SC) - 1,72,779 (85,137 women), Kolar - 1,96,174 (96,856 women), and Malur - 1,63,830 (80,561 women). As many as 39,060 people enrolled as voters in the district this year till April 16, Mr. Vishwanath said.

As many as 1,521 polling booths have been set up across the district: 281 in Srinivasapur, 269 in Mulbagal, 227 in KGF, 241 in Bangarpet, 270 in Kolar and 233 in Malur.

Security arrangements

Adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful polling. Paramilitary forces have conducted flag marches in various parts of the district to instil confidence among voters.

Awareness programmes

Also, the district administration and the Election Commission are conducting activities to create awareness among the public about the importance of voting. Authorities, including Kolar Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer S.M. Zulfikarullah, administered oath to sections of voters at such programmes.

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