District Collector Sidharth Jain on Saturday proposed to establish 59 new polling stations in addition to the existing 2,979 stations in the district. Speaking at an all-party meeting, Mr. Jain informed that the election authorities have decided to enlist support from the political parties on enrolment of voters, revision of voter lists and to make changes in the locations of polling stations. As part of the endeavour, it was decided to involve the representatives from all the political parties in the process of voter enrolment and updating the voter lists. As the exercise was a continuous process, the political parties were expected to appoint their agents to oversee the process at the booth-level in association with the officials, he added.
The Collector said it was decided to hold another round of meeting with the political parties to decide on the location of the new polling stations.
He told the leaders about the proposal to change the locations for 89 polling stations and to effect changes in the names of another 53 stations.
Mr. Jain asked the political leaders to join hands with the officials to ensure that no one was denied voter ID. card.