Karnataka Elections: Final Voters list published

The final list of 28 assembly constituencies in the BBMP constituency has been announced on Wednesday. 3,16,467 new voters added are added to the list.

A list of voter registration officer’s office, Assistant Registrar’s Office and Ward Offices of Legislative Assembly constituencies has been announced, said Commissioner and Election Officer N. Manjunath Prasad.

The average sex ratio for these constituencies is 921. The sex ratio rose by 2.08 percent compared to the draft voting list published on November 31, 2017. When compared to population, the voter turnover is 66.84 percent.

 WomenMenTotal
New Inclusion1,57,7391,58,7283,16,467
Name Drop51,55259,3401,10,892

A total of 5,37,717 applications were filed, including the new inclusion, the name drop, correction and transfer to another assembly constituency. Of these 4,66,809 applications were received, 70,908 applications were rejected. Free Voting Identity Card (Epic Card) for all voters who have been included in the final voters’ list will be delivered free of charge from March 10 to 15, “said Election Officer N. Manjunath Prasad.

The constituencies where highest number of new voters are included in the list are

ConstituencyNo of Voters added
Bengaluru South25,973
Rajarajeshwari Nagar25,825
Yeshwanthpur25,714
Mahadevpura23,342

A total of 1,028 polling booths will be set up in the city limits and 7,259 in the rural areas. An Auxiliary booth will be opened at places with more than 1,400 voters. The Election Commission itself will make special arrangements for physically disabled so that they can come to the polling station and cast their vote. The BBMP has also developed an app that registers your Voter ID number (EPIC number) and locates your polling station.

The constituencies where highest number of voters dropped from the list are

ConstituencyNo of Voters dropped
Gandhinagar11,423
Pulakeshinagar10,065
Mahadevpura6,715
Bengaluru South6,490

The central government is providing electronic voting machines from Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand. There are already 2,000 electronic voting machines. The first phase verification will start from March 5. Also, he said this time all the voting machines are using VVPAT(voter-verifiable paper audit trail).

“For the Karnataka Elections, a total of 55,000 staff is required and we are collecting information about staff from the Department of Human Resource Development. We will make sure to remove banners or posters within 24 hours of the announcement of the election date. Without permission and the notice of the commission, the printers will be given strict instructions not to print any brochures, buntings, and posters, “he said.

Last Assembly Polls had a voter turnout of about 54.2 percent and Lok Sabha polls have had around 52.04 percent of voter turnout. To increase the voting percentage we will carry out few more activities too, Manjunath added.

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