Special Correspondent

MYSORE: With 12 days to go for the Assembly polls slated for May 10, 64.97 per cent of the voters in the district have been covered by the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) drive launched by the authorities.

But this includes those who had already been issued the EPIC in the earlier rounds. There has been greater coverage in rural areas compared to urban centres.

The EPIC coverage in the three Assembly constituencies in Mysore urban, comprising Chamaraja, Narasimharaja and Krishnaraja constituency, is 35.57 per cent, 35.56 and 41.32 per cent respectively, out of the total number of eligible voters in each constituency.

In rural Mysore, the highest EPIC coverage is in Periyapatana where out of 1,47,822 voters, 1,15,786 voters have been issued EPIC earlier, while 8,867 voters were issued EPIC during the current drive. The remaining number of voters to be issued EPIC is 23,169, which means 84.32 per cent of the total number of voters have been issued EPIC. The scenario is no different in K.R. Nagar where out of 1,77,770 voters, 1,34, 201 voters were covered earlier and 8,223 voters have been issued EPIC in the on-going drive so far. The balance as on Saturday is 35,346. The EPIC coverage in Hunsur and H.D. Kote is 79.32 per cent and 78.42 per cent respectively, while 77.54 per cent of voters have been issued EPIC in Nanjangud.