Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Apr 4 UNI | 4 months ago

Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal today said a new system of inspecting the indelible ink mark on the right hand forefinger of each voter before leaving the polling station room after casting vote would be adopted for checking the duplicate voters in the ensuing elections.

He told mediapersons voters slips would delivered to the voters at their door steps by the booth officers and in case of non receipt the slip could be obtained from the officer at the polling booth itself which can be used as the identity card.

He said check posts and flying squads would be functioning round the clock for effectively curbing the inflow of money, liquor and gift articles used for luring the voters.

'A total of 1500 check posts are working all over the state and so far Rs 83 Crore cash was seized. Control rooms are opened in all the districts to record the complaints round the clock. In East Godavari district 37 lakh voters were enrolled so far and another 30,000 applications are pending. Time is given for voters enrollment till April 9 for the people of Seemandhra area' he added.

District Collector Neethu Kumari said till now 25 cases for violation of election code of conduct were booked in the district and a central control room was functioning round the clock for receiving complaints and taking prompt action.

ITDA Project officer Gandham Chandrudu, East Godavari SP Vijayakumar, Rajahmundry urban SP Ravikumar Murty were among those attended.

(Posted on 04-04-2014)