ANDHRA PRADESH

0ver 20,000 staff drafted for election duty

MACHILIPATNAM, APRIL 24. K. Prabhakara Reddy, Collector and district Election Officer, Krishna district, has said that 20,152 polling officials have been deployed for elections in the district.

He told reporters here today that 1,873 presiding officers from Krishna district, 1,364 from West Godavari and 255 from Guntur district were deployed for election-duty in the district.

He said that 2,163 APOs were drawn from Krishna district and 1,330 APOs from West Godavari for election purpose besides 13,167 polling officers from Krishna, West Godavari and Guntur districts. He said that 2,971 polling stations had been arranged and 6,737 Electronic Voting Machines provided for casting votes.

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