Khammam: As the campaigning draws to a halt, preparation for the voting process has commenced in the seven assembly segments of Khammam LS constituency.
Two ballot units were made ready as 24 buttons were required with the 23 contesting candidates and NOTA. The Election Commission has identified 157 routes and deputed the same number of sectoral officers. About 7,930 personnel are being engaged in the polling duty.
The distribution of voter slips is registered to the extent of 99 per cent and 15,13,094 voters including 7,73,503 women voters are going to use their franchise in this election. There are 14,799 octogenarian voters and 5,392 pregnant women voters in Khammam. About 171 polling stations have been as identified as critical amongst the 1,798 polling stations in 955 locations.
More precautions have been taken for differently abled persons to be able to vote their franchise and 1,112 wheel chairs have been kept ready at the polling stations. Vehicles will be plied in the colonies to shift these voters. About 4,340 ballot units, 243 control units and 2,266 VVPATs are being used in the election.
The EC has stressed more on election expenditure and 267 micro observers appointed to check money and liquor distribution. Web casting has been set up at 461 polling stations and online recording in 960 stations....