Lok Sabha elections 2019: 12,336 first-time voters to head to Kalyan booths
A total of 19,65,637 voters have been registered in Kalyan constituency which includes Ambernath, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan (East), Dombivli, Kalyan (rural) and Mumbra-Kalwa assemblies.Updated: Apr 28, 2019 01:58 IST
The Kalyan Lok Sabha (LS) constituency will go to the polls at 2,063 voting stations on April 29. Six of these stations will be entirely operated by women staffers, election officials of the constituency said on Saturday.
A total of 19,65,637 voters have been registered in Kalyan constituency which includes Ambernath, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan (East), Dombivli, Kalyan (rural) and Mumbra-Kalwa assemblies. Of these, 10,61,356 are men, 9,03,502 are women and 273 others. There are 2,269 specially-abled voters in Kalyan constituency.
This year 12,336 first-time voters between the ages of 18 and 19 years, and 3,37,117 senior citizen voters between the age of 60- 100 years will cast their ballot.
“As per directions from the election commission, we have set up one polling station at each assembly in which only women staffers will be deployed to carry out the process. There are six such polling stations in the entire constituency,” said Shivaji Kadbane, returning officer, Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the officials, all the polling stations will have drinking water facilities, health services, proper lighting, help desk for voters, direction boards to help voters reach the polling booth, sanitation facilities, sheds to help protect voters from the heat, volunteers, food for election staff and babysitting arrangements.
Stations will also be fitted with ramps for specially-abled voters, along with 270 auto rickshaws and free bus service on dedicated routes for them.
A total of 11,370 staff members comprising polling presiding officers, polling officers, and security personnel will be deployed at the polling stations across the Kalyan constituency.
A total of 195 critical polling stations have been identified in Kalyan constituency this time, however, there are no sensitive polling stations listed.
“We have made arrangements for webcasting camera surveillance and have deployed 127 micro-observers at these stations,” said Mathkar.
First Published: Apr 28, 2019 01:46 IST