UDUPI: A total of 8,73,612 eligible voters will cast their votes in the district. Of them, 19,544 voters were enrolled between January 17 and April 16 this year.
In all, there are 4,12,938 men voters and 4,60,674 women voters in the five assembly constituencies of Udupi, Karkala, Kaup, Kundapur and Byndoor in Udupi district, said deputy commissioner M T Reju.
There are 1,038 polling stations in 668 locations spread out in the district. Mustering and de-mustering centres are notified for five assembly constituencies. They are Bhandarkar’s College, Kundapur for Byndoor and Kundapur constituencies, T A Pai English Medium High School, Kunjibettu for Udupi assembly constituency, St Cecilia School, Brahmagiri, for Kaup assembly constituency and Mini Vidhana Soudha for Karkala assembly constituency. Voting will be on May 5 from 7am to 5pm.
A total of 750 vehicles of various departments will be roped in for poll duty on May 5. Webcasting of the poll proceedings at hyper sensitive polling stations will be arranged.
As per the directions of the Election Commission of India, indelible ink will be marked on the left hand ring finger of the voters, he said.
There are 60 excise violation cases registered in the district as on April 26 and 21 persons were arrested and Rs 1,00,49,575 was seized. Nine cases were registered with regard to violation of election code of conduct and Rs 5 lakh was seized near a checkpost in Hejamady.
Counting of votes of all the five assembly constituencies will be done at T A Pai English Medium High School, Kunjibettu on May 8 starting from 8am. Video cameras will be installed in 110 polling stations. Training was held for polling staffs on postal ballot and 430 ballot papers were sent to them as on April 22.There will be more than 4,500 votes cast by the polling staff through postal ballot this time in the district and as a result, the result on May 8 may be slightly delayed, he said.