Khammam: The Khammam Lok Sabha is ready for counting on May 23 with 98 tables in seven Assembly segments. Each Assembly segment will have 14 tables and the counting rounds will vary according to polling stations in the respective Assembly segments. Vijaya Engineering College in Khammam is being readied for counting.
The selection of VVPATs where the Election Commission decided to count five VVPATs in each Assembly segment will be selected through the lottery system. The EVMs selected through lottery will be counted and compared with EVM votes. VVPAT votes will be taken into consideration in case of a difference between EVM votes and VVPATS found.
About 298 personnel will look after the counting in the Assembly segments. Counting for the Khammam Assembly segment will be in the seminar block building and Palair and Madhira in the ground floor of the main block.
Wyra segment counting will be held in the ground floor of the seminar block building and Sattupalli in the first floor of the main block building. Pertaining to the Kothagudem and Aswarapet Assembly segments, counting will take place in the second floor of the main new block building.
Regarding polling rounds, Khammam, which witnessed 295 polling stations will have the highest rounds of 22 followed by Palair with 266 polling stations with 19 rounds. Sattupalli, which had 266 rounds will have 19 rounds. Madhira and Kothagudem will have 251 and 253 polling stations respectively and polling will be done in 18 rounds each. Wyra with 226 polling stations will have seventeen rounds. Aswaraopet stood in the lowest place with 14 rounds with 183 polling stations.
The Election Commission has provided a three-pronged security system at the counting place.
The CRPF will be posted in the first ten meters distance, state armed force in the second ten meters distance and the district police in the third 10 meters distance. About 11,37,231 voters voted if the 15,13,094 total voters in Khammam Lok Sabha.
Police pickets will be posted two kilometres away from the counting centre on two sides.
Counting will begin at 8 am and each table will have a counting supervisor, micro observer and counting assistant.