All set for counting of votes in 8 Marathwada constituencies
Arrangements for the counting of votes scheduled for tomorrow have been completed in all eight Lok Sabha constituencies in the Marathwada region.
Polling for the six LS seats of Nanded, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Prabhani and Hingoli was completed on April 17.
Of the total 103.31 lakh voters, an average of 64.45 per cent voters in these constituencies exercised their franchise while 147 candidates contested the election.
Polling for the remaining two seats of Aurangabad and Jalna were held on April 24, where out of total 31.95 lakh voters, an average of 64.18 per cent polling was registered. 49 candidates were in poll arena here. According to sources from all the district election officials, all the arrangements for counting of votes in these constituencies has been almost completed.
In Aurangabad LS constituency, all the EVMs were kept in strong room at one of the industries shed at five star Shendra MIDC area where counting will take place tomorrow morning from 0800 hrs. Total 400 employees will be utilised on a total 84 tables, of which 14 each will be used for the six assembly segments with 20 counting rounds. Counting of votes for Prabhani LS seat will take place at Vasantrao Naik Krushi Vidyapeet with the help of total 500 employees including officers. There are total 85 tables will use for counting of 25 rounds of six assembly segments, sources said.
In Nanded, counting for Nanded parliamentary seat will be held at Government Polytechnic College premises, where 529 employees are engaged for counting process for the seven assembly segments. 98 tables will be used for 24 counting rounds.
Counting for Latur LS seat will held on the premises of the
Girls Polytechnic collage on Barshi road.
Here 400 employees have been engaged on 80 tables for 18 to 20 rounds.
Reports from Osmanabad said that counting of votes will take place at Government Ayurvedic College with the help of a total 1,500 staff, including security in 25 to 27 rounds in each assembly segments.
In Beed, all the EVMs were kept at Government Polytechnic College where counting will start at 0800 hrs on total 96 tables with 26 counting rounds, of them 16 tables each will be used for counting of six assembly segments under tight security with the help of nearly 500 employees.
Reports from Hingoli said that counting of votes will held at Government Polytechnic collage in MIDC area on total 84 tables using with the help of 700 employees in 12 rounds.
While in Jalna, premises of Government Polytechnic college in Nagewadi locality will be used for counting on 84 tables with the help of 400 employees in 25 rounds.
Micro observers would be posted at each counting table in consultation with observers and only counting staffs, micro observers, observers, candidates and their counting agents and persons authorized by the election commission would be allowed into the counting halls in all the constituencies.
Police has made elaborate security arrangements at all eight places where counting process will held tomorrow.
Counting trends will available after completing each rounds and results will be expected in afternoon onwards, sources added.
(Posted on 16-05-2014)