Saturday, April 9, 2011

75% booth slips distributed in Chennai district


Chennai: Seventyfive per cent of booth slips for the April 13 Assembly elections have been distributed in the city so far, District Election Officer D Karthikeyan said Saturday.

"For the 16 Assembly constituencies in Chennai district, 75 per cent voters have been covered so far..", Karthikeyan, also the Chennai Corporation Commissioner, said at a function here.

 He advised voters who were yet to receive their booth slips could obtain it from their respective polling booths tomorrow. Stating that there were 3,236 polling booths in the 16 Assembly constituencies, he said 1,510 had been identified to be "sensitive".

Among them, the 675 polling booths would be monitored by Election Commission directly through web cameras, while 495 polling booths would be recorded through video cameras.

The remaining 340 would be monitored by micro-observers, he said.

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