Suspicious and Covid positive patients can vote in last one hour

Collector and Chief Electoral Officer Shalini Agarwal closely inspected the election material dispatch operation and gave necessary guidance to the officials regarding the corporation elections going to be held on Sunday.

She said all the preparations are complete as per covid guidelines and special arrangements are there for the divyangs as well as senior citizens, pregnant women and others. The last one hour of the day is reserved for the suspicious and covid positive patients as per government guidelines.

There are total 1269 booths in 394 buildings according to the new boundary. 100 booths are in hypersensitive 22 buildings and 404 booths in sensitive 109 Building.

Total 2165 policemen, 160 police officers consists of DCP, ACP, PI, PSI, 325 police trainees, 1728 homeguard jawans, 33 sector mobile, 31 QRT mobile, four companies of SRP and one platoon, dog squad, mounted Police, 42 PCR mobile and more than 50 videographers will be on election duty in Vadodara city.

Shalini Agarwal said, EVM and VVPAT machines were dispatched following the Vadodara Corporation elections. Dispatch operations were carried out from different places including Polytechnic College. A checklist of election materials is also provided to the staff along with PPE kit, sanitizer, hand gloves, face mask, thermal gun, and right hand gloves kit for voters is also dispatched as per government guidelines.

She further said that 14.46 lakh voters are registered for the election and one can check their booth and details after visiting the website and enter the epic card number. As many as 155 wheelchairs have been provided for the divyang voters, the last 1 hour has been allotted for the Corona victims for voting wearing PPE kits. The staff will also be equipped with thermal guns, sanitisers and others to ensure safety during the elections.


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