Distribution of booth slips begins

Distribution of booth slips through government employees commenced in the district on Tuesday. According to Collector T.K.Ponnusamy, who inaugurated the exercise, booth slips would be distributed door-to-door to 4,34,395 voters in the Ariyalur and Jayamkondam constituencies. The exercise would be continued on Wednesday. About 517 government employees, including village administrative officers, assistants and teachers, were involved in the exercise.

The booth level officials have instructed to obtain the signatures of a family member on distribution of the slips at each house. They have instructed to directly distribute them and not through any other person or political parties. In case of violations, strict action would be taken against the employees.

Since cent per cent coverage has been achieved under distribution of the Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) in the districts, voters would have to produce both the EPIC and the booth slips for exercising their franchise.


Earlier, Mr.Ponnusamy inaugurated the training for college students who are to be deployed for operating the web cameras at critical polling stations. Eight polling stations in the district have been identified as critical and web cameras would be installed in all these stations. Ninety students have been selected for operating the cameras.


Collector M.Vijayakumar inspected the distribution of booth slips in the district. About 4, 41,035 voters in the district would be issued the slips. The exercise which began on Tuesday would be carried out on Wednesday too.

Complaints if any with regard to the distribution of the booth slips could be conveyed to the respective tahsildhars over the following telephone numbers: 9443052049 (Perambalur); 9443674151 (Veppanthattai); 9786672151 (Kunnam) and 8973534947 (Senthurai), Mr.Vijayakumar said in a release.

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