ANDHRA PRADESH

Asifnagar bypoll: voting in 190 stations

HYDERABAD, OCT. 11. A total of 1,050 polling personnel, including 210 presiding officers and an equal number of assistant presiding officers, will be deployed for the Asifnagar byelection on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (MCH) Commissioner and District Election Officer, Chitra Ramachandran, said polling would be held at 190 stations. For an electorate of 1.84 lakhs, the requirement of electronic voting machines was put at 250.

No election booths

As per the model code of conduct, canvassing in or near polling stations was prohibited. No election booths would be allowed within a distance of 200 metres from the polling station and only one table and two chairs would be permitted. Use of cellular phones, cordless phones and wireless sets would be restricted within the 100-metre radius of the polling station.

For voters' benefit

For voters who do not have elector's photo identity card, alternative documents like passport, driving licence, PAN card, service identity cards issued to employees by State/Central Governments, public sector undertakings, local bodies or other private industrial houses, bank/Kisan/post office passbooks and student identity cards issued by recognised educational institutions on or before September 1, 2004, would be allowed.

More documents

Property documents such as pattas and registered deeds, ration cards issued before September 1, SC/ST/OBC certificates issued by competent authority, pension documents such as ex-servicemen's pension book/pension payment order, old-age pension order, widow pension order, railway identification cards, arms licences and certificate of physical handicap issued by competent authority on or before September 1 would also be allowed.

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