Mandya: As the counting process of the by-polls will be carried out tomorrow, on Monday, December 8 elaborate arrangements have been made in all the constituencies for the same.
K R Pet, which is one of the15 seats is also set to witness counting and Deputy Commissioner Dr M V Venkatesh, on Sunday, December 8 briefed the media about the arrangements made.
He said, “The strong room will be opened at 7.59 am tomorrow and postal ballots will be counted first. After this, the EVM votes will be counted. For this, 14 tables have been arranged. Around 19 round of counting will be carried out. In each row, a micro observer and a counting assistant have been appointed. For the counting of votes of 258 polling booths, 14 supervisors, 14 assistants and 14 micro observers have been appointed. After each round of counting, the polling officer will announce the results.”
“For postal ballot counting and Electronically transmitted Postal Ballot System(ETPBS), one table each has been allotted. A supervisor and a counting assistant for each have been appointed. Three CCTV cameras have been installed in the counting room, postal ballot and ETPBS counting centres. A videographer has also been appointed to shoot the counting process”, he added.
Highlighting the demography of the constituency, DC Dr Venkatesh said, “There are a total of 2, 08, 254 voters out of which 1, 05, 678 are male, 1, 02, 571 female and five others. In this, a total of 1, 67, 685 have cast their votes.”
He informed that the officials were not allowed to carry mobile phones and cameras inside the counting centre.
DC Dr Venkatesh said that in order to maintain the law and order, liquor shops, bar and restaurants clubs and pubs will remain close and supply, storing and movement of liquor has been strictly prohibited from December 8 midnight till December 9 midnight.
Processions of the winning candidate are also prohibited from December 9 morning to December 10 midnight. Usage of weapons, firework too are not allowed.