Election Commission begins Lok Sabha polls preparations in Gujarat
The Election Commission is hopeful of the Lok Sabha elections and has started preparations in the state for this. The ballot units have reached various district headquarters and polling booths are also finalized.
Gujarat Government sources said, "Election Commission has procured all new ballot units including EVMs, control units and VVPAT for elections, more than 67,000 control units and VVPAT has come from Bangalore, Bharat Electronics Limited, while 80,300 voting machines alsohave come. Over 13 districts have been designated their ballot units and control units and have been sent to concerned headquarters."
"The old EVMs used in Gujarat during past elections have been sent to Bihar and Kerala. There were such 40,000 units. The new EVMs and control units are in the custody of collectors and the first level checking of these units will be held on November 15 in presence of representatives of different political parties," the sources added.
All the units that have reached are M3 version. The remaining units will reach by October 30 in all 33 district headquarters of the state.
On the other hand, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office in Gujarat is preparing for the announcement of the list of voters.
CEO's office sources said, "Election Commission has decided all the polling stations and there are 51,703 polling booths. The final list of voters will be published on 04 January 2019 and the last day of the rolls revision is completed on Monday. "