Elaborate Arrangements Made in Udupi District For Smooth Polling on May 10: Check Out

Elaborate Arrangements Made in Udupi District For Smooth Polling on May 10: Check Out

Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer M. Kurma Rao said that the district administration has made elaborate arrangements to ensure smooth polling on Wednesday, May 10, with the deployment of adequate polling personnel and arranging security forces across 1,111 polling booths.

The administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure from Monday evening till the end of polling on May 10. All kinds of liquor shops will be closed from 5 p.m. on Monday till May 10 midnight and from May 12 midnight till May 13 midnight (counting day). The administration has prohibited shandies and Jathres from 6 a.m. on May 10 till the end of polling, except pre-approved fairs. Use of loudspeakers was banned from Monday till the end of polling. Exit polls were prohibited 48 hours prior to the end of polling.

The administration has established five each special polling booths managed by women officers (Sakhi) in the five Assembly constituencies and one each special booth for physically handicapped, young voters and theme-based booths in these constituencies besides setting up one ethnic booth in Kundapura constituency. Wheel chairs, magnifying glass, braille ballot papers, entry on priority, ramp and transportation on request were arranged for specially-abled persons. As part of security measures and to enhance voter confidence, 19 platoons of paramilitary forces were deployed while 90 route marches were conducted.

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