Polling in 1,530 booths in Pathanamthitta
With the authorities finishing all preparations, polling in 1,530 booths throughout the 5 Assembly segments in the district will start at 7 a.m on Tuesday.
The district has a complete citizens of 10.54 lakh. Of this, 14,586 are first-time voters. As many as 2,332 are NRI voters and three,938 service voters.
A complete of seven,420 officers have been deployed on election responsibility whereas 1,896 digital voting machines and 20317 voter verified paper audit path models too have been distributed from the respective centres.
District Collector Narasimhugari T.L. Reddy supervised the proceedings.
Two booths shifted
Officials stated that two polling stations (111 and 112) arrange on the Syrian Christian Seminary LP School in Thukalasssery had been shifted to the Syrian Christian Seminary High School.
Meanwhile, the roads that had reverberated with ballot rhetoric and slogans went silent on Monday as voters geared as much as resolve the destiny of 39 candidates in the fray. The candidates, nonetheless, stored themselves busy on the day as they made some pressing visits and courtesy calls apart from knocking on the doorways of the voters, delivering leaflets and placing conversations with folks they prioritised for micro-targeting.
Of the 5 Assembly segments, Konni is witnessing an intense three-cornered struggle whereas in the remaining 4 seats, it’s principally a battle between the United Democratic Front and the Left Democratic Front. During the electioneering that lasted about three weeks, the district’s ballot scape witnessed an unprecedented disagreement between the main coalitions whereas Sabarimala retained its place because the overarching election challenge.
The floods of 2018 and the reconstruction of Pathanamthitta additionally topped the record of main election points.
Adding to the depth of the struggle in the district, a battery of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, apart from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, visited the district.
In the 2016 Assembly elections, Adoor recorded the very best polling proportion of 74.42, adopted by Konni with 73.03. Thiruvalla, with a complete polling proportion of 69.30, recorded the bottom figures.