Tamil Nadu Assembly polls | EVMs moved to counting centres amid tight security in Cuddalore
While the counting centres for Cuddalore and Kurunjipadi Assembly constituenices would be the Government Periyar Arts College, the counting centres for Thittakudi (Reserved) and Virudhachalam constituencies shall be Government Kolanjiappar Arts College in Virudhachalam
After the shut of polling at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the Elections Department moved the EVMs and VVPAT machines from the respective polling cubicles to the robust rooms in Cuddalore, Virudhachalam, Panruti and B. Mutlur.
While the counting centres for Cuddalore and Kurunjipadi Assembly constituenices would be the Government Periyar Arts College, the counting centres for Thittakudi (Reserved) and Virudhachalam constituencies shall be Government Kolanjiappar Arts College in Virudhachalam.
The counting centres for Panruti and Neyveli shall be at Anna University campus in Panruti whereas the counting centres for Chidambaram, Bhuvanagiri and Kattumannarkoil (Reserved) constituencies shall be at Government Arts College in B. Mutlur.
According to official sources, the final machine landed at round 7 a.m. on Wednesday in Chidambaram. In all, 3,001 poll and management models, 604 reserve poll models and three,871 VVPAT models together with reserve models reached the respective counting centres amid tight security.
The authorities, in the presence of Returning Officers, election observers and police officers, sealed the rooms on Wednesday morning.
A 3-tier security association has been put in place on the counting centres. While Central Armed Police Force personnel would man the internal ring of the counting centre, armed police personnel could be deployed outdoors the counting corridor and native police would make sure the outer ring security of the counting stations.
Sources mentioned that in addition to the three-tier security, the officers have additionally put in closed circuit tv cameras. Election observers and District Collector Chandra Sekhar Sakhamuri reviewed the security preparations in the counting centre on Wednesday.