Officials plunge into making arrangements for counting of votes on Dec 11: DEO

Hyderabad: The officials concerned are busy making arrangements for counting of votes polled on December 7 in 119 Assembly constituents polls on December 11 across the State and in Hyderabad. Entire process of the counting will be done under CCTV surveillance and officials and police to ensure smooth completion of the process.

In Hyderabad, 15 centers are getting ready for vote counting process and announcement of results, GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore said. Each Center will have 14 tables for the counting and a special table for returning officer. The GHMC has arranged officials for proper counting through a supervisor, assistant supervisor and micro observer during the counting process in each center.

Dana Kishore said the vote counting officials will take up Postal Ballots first and then take up the counting of votes in the EVMs. Printed voter slips will be taken up from any one of the VVPATS for counting in the presence of candidates and counting agents. He said the arrangements have been made for counting of the votes polled will be monitored by election officer, CEO Rajat Kumar and Election Commission by CCTV. The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) which disclose the fate of the candidates in fray are being guarded under three pronged security by the officials. Taking cue from the Election Commission, the State officials, including those of the GHMC, Police and others are involved in providing complete protection to the EVMSs at the strong rooms in the segments.