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Campaign on to train voters in use of EVMs

By Our Special Correspondent

DHARWAD, MARCH 8. A campaign has been started in Dharwad district to train voters in the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs). It is for the first time that EVMs will be put to use in the Dharwad North Lok Sabha Constituency.

The Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer, Gourav Gupta, who disclosed this here on Monday, said an EVM had been kept in each of the gram panchayats and another at the district office to train voters in using them.

The use of the EVMs would help save time and money, besides doing away with the phenomenon of invalid votes, he said and added that the counting of votes would also become hassle-free due to their use.

A total of 2,500 EVMs would be used in the 1,070 booths to be set up in the district, he said.

The venue where the counting of votes would take place would be decided shortly.

Mr. Gupta said CDs containing the voters' list had been made available to various political parties.

To a question, he said all elected functionaries had returned their official cars to the district administration. Most of the officials who had completed four years at one place had been transferred as per the directions of the Central Election Commission, he said and added that the rest would be transferred shortly.

A list of the names of people who had been disqualified for not filing the statement of expenditure during the previous election, had been received from the Central Election Commission, he said. Efforts would be made to adhere to the model code of conduct.

Mr. Gupta said political meetings in government guesthouses had been prohibited. Action would be taken against those defacing public property. Mr. Gupta said the Dharwad North Parliamentary Constituency had 12.48 lakh voters.

A total of 1,190 booths would be set up for the elections, of which 1,070 booths would be in Dharwad district, while the remaining ones would be located in Gadag and Nargund Assembly segments in Gadag district.

As many as 221 booths had been classified as hypersensitive and 375 as sensitive, he said.

Later, Mr. Gupta, K.V. Gagandeep, Commissioner of Police, Hubli-Dharwad, and Ravindra Gupta, Superintendent of Police (Dharwad Rural), held discussions with political parties at a meeting organised to discuss the election arrangements.

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