Innovative efforts to achieve 100 pc voting
In an effort to achieve 100 per cent voting in the Penamaluru Assembly constituency, officials adopted an innovative method of sticking a sticker, on which the name of polling booth officer and phone number were printed, on the doors of voters, so that the voters could contact the officer, if they did not get the voters slips.
Informing this to media here today, Penamaluru Election Returning Officer and Krishna district Sub-collector D Harichandana said that the normal procedure was that the booth level officer issued voters slips to every voter at their residences. If the voters were not at home, they did not receive the same. To avoid the cumbersome in distributing voter slips, a sticker would be stick on the doors with name and phone number of booth level officer, if the inmates were not at home. If the officer is contacted over phone, he would guide the voters where the voter slips could be collected.
Ms.Harichandana said that the new method was formulated, keeping in view the complaints received from voters that they did not receive voters slips, during the recently held Panchayat elections. She informed that there were 1,15,388 male voters, 1,18,230 female voters and 16 other voters in the Penamaluru segment.
(Posted on 01-05-2014)