Erode (East) bypoll | Final randomisation of 1,206 polling staff held

District Election Officer H. Krishnanunni said orders will be given to the polling staff on Sunday, a day before the Erode (East) bypoll on Monday, February 27.

Updated - February 25, 2023 02:50 pm IST

Published - February 25, 2023 01:58 pm IST - ERODE

District Election Officer and Collector H. Krishnanunni (right) carrying out the final randomisation of polling staff at the Collectorate in Erode on Saturday.

District Election Officer and Collector H. Krishnanunni (right) carrying out the final randomisation of polling staff at the Collectorate in Erode on Saturday. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The final randomisation of 1,206 polling staff to be deployed at the 238 polling stations during the byelection to Erode (East) Assembly constituency on February 27, was held at the Erode Collectorate on Saturday.

District Election Officer and Collector H. Krishnanunni carried out the process in the presence of General Observer Raj Kumar Yadav and District Revenue Officer S. Santhoshini Chandra at the Collectorate.

The Collector said that 238 polling stations had been set up for the byelection and 48 additional polling stations (20% reserve) were also kept ready. Each polling booth would have a presiding officer, and three polling officers. Thus, a total of 286 presiding officers, 858 polling officers and 62 additional officers were randomised in booths with over 1,200 electors. “The final randomisation was completed for 1,206 officers and they will be given the orders on Sunday,” he said.

Assistant Returning Officer Muthukrishnan, Election Tahsildar Sivagami and other officials were present.

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