Sixty-eight mannequin polling stations and as many pink polling stations have been established for high quality expertise of voters on the day of the civic polls in Delhi, officers mentioned on Friday.
Polling for the municipal elections in Delhi shall be held on December 4 and the votes shall be counted on December 7, State Election Commissioner Vijay Dev introduced on Friday, setting the stage for the high-stakes civic polls largely seen as a three-way contest between the BJP, the AAP and the Congress.
This would be the first civic election after the recent delimitation train, and the much-awaited ballot shall be held within the hole between the 2 phases of the Gujarat meeting elections — on December 1 and 5.
According to the information shared by the State Election Commission on November 4, the overall variety of voters in Delhi is over 1.46 crore. There are 250 wards within the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
“A large workforce of election functionaries and security agencies have put humongous efforts to make necessary preparations for conducting elections at 13,638 polling stations spread across Delhi,” the SEC, Delhi mentioned in a press release.
And, 68 mannequin polling stations and as many pink polling stations have been established for high quality expertise of voters, it mentioned.
At pink polling stations, all workers are girls.
Adequate preparations for deployment of forces has been executed, officers mentioned.
For the MCD polls, “nearly 40,000 Delhi Police personnel, about 20,000 home guards and 108 companies of CAPF and SAP are to be deployed,” a senior police official mentioned.
The Commission mentioned it has made elaborate preparations for protected, safe and nice voting expertise of individuals. These measures are required to maintain the electoral discipline free and to make sure that a degree taking part in discipline is afforded to all political events and candidates, it added.
The high-decibel campaigning for the elections, which noticed roadshows of AAP and BJP heavyweights criss-cross via the nationwide capital amid a political slugfest, concluded on Friday night.
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