Warangal Urban: All arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of counting of votes of the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) elections.
Of the total electorate of 6,64,188, 3,63,573 people exercised their franchise registering 54.74 per cent. The voting was conducted for the civic body on April 30, and the ballot boxes were shifted and stored in the six strong rooms at the Delhi Public Schools (DPS) at Rampur on the outskirts of Warangal city the same day.
Three blocks were made for the counting of the votes of the 66 wards of the GWMC. In order to ensure the smooth conduct of the counting, barricades were set up in addition to the installation of the CCTV cameras. According to the official sources, the counting will commence at 8 am and the postal ballots’ counting will be started at the beginning of the process.
Two tables have been allotted for each division. While a total of 1900 counting staff will participate in the counting of the votes, one Returning Officer (RO) and one Assistant RO monitor the counting. Meanwhile, Warangal police commissioner Tarun Joshi has said that they had made all security arrangements for the smooth process of the counting. “We have imposed the 144 section of the CrPC at the counting centre,” Tarun Joshi added.
On other hand, COVID tests were conducted for the polling staff, candidates and polling agents, and they must show the negative report before entering the counting centre. The media personnel who were issued passes by the Election Commission, have also been asked to show the COVID negative report to enter the counting centre. A special camp has been conducted for the journalists to undergo the COVID test.
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