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For first time Google maps to be used in MP by-polls

The Google map of the polling booth will be printed on the backside of the voter slip in the by-elections to be held in Kolaras (Shivpuri district) and Mungaoli (Ashok Nagar)

bhopal Updated: Feb 09, 2018 20:36 IST
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For the first time Google maps will be used in by-elections in Madhya Pradesh to help voters locate their polling booths without any difficulty.

The Google map of the polling booth will be printed on the backside of the voter slip in the by-elections to be held in Kolaras (Shivpuri district) and Mungaoli (Ashok Nagar). The voting for the by-polls in these two assembly segments will be held on February 24.

SS Bansal, joint chief electoral officer Madhya Pradesh said it was for the first time that Google maps would be printed on the backside of the voter slip to help voters in easy navigation.

Bansal said as many as 2.4 lakh voters in Kolaras and 1.9 lakh voters in Mungaoli assembly segment would be able to use this Google map for locating their polling booths with ease.

“On the backside of each voter slip, the first half will have details of the polling booth, while on the second half of the A4 size voter slip, there will be Google map of the booth, clearly showing its location in the respective areas of these assembly segments”, he said.

Bansal said there were 311 polling booths in Kolaras and 264 in Mungaoli assembly segment.

The by-polls are necessitated in these two assembly segments due to the death of the Congress legislators-Mahendra Singh Kalukheda from Mungaoli and Ram Singh Yadav from Kolaras.