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173 new polling stations proposed in Vellore district

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The district now has 3,266 polling stations

Collector P. Sankar releasing the draft publication of the rationalised list of polling stations at the Collectorate on Monday.
Collector P. Sankar releasing the draft publication of the rationalised list of polling stations at the Collectorate on Monday.

Vellore Collector P. Sankar released on Monday the draft list of 173 new polling stations that would be added to the existing polling stations in Vellore district following the bifurcation of polling stations where the number of voters exceeded the prescribed limit set by the Election Commission of India.

According to an official release, the rationalisation exercise was carried out on the instructions of the EC with a view to bifurcate urban polling stations where the number of voters exceeded 1,400 and the rural polling stations where the number exceeded 1,200.

After the rationalisation, Vellore district now has 3,266 polling stations.

Following are the numbers of polling stations in the various constituencies after rationalisation (with the number of new polling stations in brackets):

Arakkonam - 243 (23); Sholinghur - 296 (29); Katpadi - 231 (2); Ranipet - 261 (3); Arcot - 284 (9); Vellore - 221 (19); Anaicut - 247 (19); K.V. Kuppam - 238 (10); Gudiyatham - 273 (6); Vaniyambadi - 238 (11); Ambur - 229 (18); Jolarpet - 256 (11); Tirupattur - 249 (13).

At a function held at the Collectorate, K. Balaraman, District Revenue Officer, received the draft list from the Collector.

Shanmugasundaram, RDO, Vellore, and K. Muthulakshmi, Personal Assistant (Elections) to the Collector were present.

Persons who have objections in connection with the rationalisation of polling stations may send their written objections to the Electoral Registration Officer/Assistant Electoral Registration Officer of the concerned constituency, or the concerned Revenue Divisional Officer before May 21.

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