Nizamabad: Guinness World Records is all set to register the Lok Sabha election in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency on April 11, with 186 symbols on 12 M3 version electronic voting machines. A total of 185 candidates are in the fray and the 186th symbol is for the None of the Above (NOTA) option.
All candidates are in the thick of campaigning, which ends on Tuesday. For the convenience of voters, flexi boards of the symbols will be set up at all polling stations. A model polling station has been opened at SFS High School in Nizamabad to create awareness among voters about the newly set-up EVMs.
The ECIL and BEL engineers are striving hard to complete the first-level checking of the EVMs, commissioning them and conducting mock polling. Officials will hold mock polling for an hour and 45 minutes to check out the machines.
Polling personnel have been advised to make arrangements early for the mock polling. Usually, polling will be conducted 7 am to 5 pm and political parties in the fray have been trying to ensure more turnout of voters than that of the Assembly elections.
Vijayalaxmi Garden, Bharathi Garden and Suguna Garden in Niza-mabad are witnessing intense pre-poll arrangements. Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency returning officer and collector M. Ram Mohan Rao said that polling personal should be alert and take extra precautions for polling on April 11....