1,804 polling booths to be set up across Bellary district

As many as 15.29 lakh voters — 7.72 lakh men and 7.57 lakh women — will exercise their franchise in the May 5 Assembly elections in Bellary district, Amlan Aditya Biswas, Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, has said.

Polling would commence at 7 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on May 5. The last date for filing nomination papers is April 17. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be on April 18 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers is April 20. Counting of votes will be taken up on May 11 at the Rao Bahadur Y. Mahabaleshwarappa College of Engineering here, he said. The district administration had taken steps to ensure free and fair elections.

In all, 1,804 polling booths would be set up in the district. Of them, 179 had been identified as hypersensitive, 278 as sensitive and 1,347 as normal.

Proper security arrangements would be made at hypersensitive and sensitive booths by deploying adequate central paramilitary forces, police personnel and Home Guards, he said. Meanwhile, 243 teams had been formed to monitor the model code of conduct right from the gram panchayat/ward level to district level.


Observers from the Central Election Commission had already arrived to keep tabs on poll-related expenditure, he said.

Chandragupta, Superintendent of Police, said that vigilance had been stepped up in the district ever since the election date was announced.

  • 243 teams formed to monitor model

    code of conduct

  • ‘Central Election Commission observers keeping tabs on poll-related expenditure’