Udupi, Oct 08, 2018: In view of the upcoming by-election in Shivamogga Lok Sabha (LS) constituency, the model code of conduct is applicable not just to Byndoor assembly constituency, but to the entire Udupi district, said Udupi deputy commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis at a press meet on Oct 7, Sunday.
Polling is to be held in a single phase in all three districts such as Shivamogga, Bellary (ST) and Mandya where the by-elections will be held. The voting for the by-elections will be held on Saturday, November 3rd and counting of votes will be conducted on Tuesday, November 6th.
Voters list : As per the revised voters list till January, 1 2018, the total number of voters of Byndoor assembly constituency is 2, 21,972. Of which 1,07,922 are males and 1,14,049 are females and one other. There are 1,786 PWD voters and 33 service voters. October 9th is the last date to add fresh names to voters list or for changing address. After that, a supplementary voters list will be presented before election commission.
Deputy Director of land records, Udupi, Srinivas has been appointed as assistant returning officer (ARO). There are 243 plus three auxiliary polling booths, the required Ballot units are 369, control units are 308 and VVPATs are 332, said the DC.
SVEEP committee : Three video surveillance teams, flying squad teams, static surveillance teams, sector officer teams and video viewing team have been formed. One MCC nodal officer and one account expenditure team have been arranged for the peaceful and systematic election. A Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) committee has formed to educate voters, informed the DC.
Complaints : A complaint monitoring cell has been opened at Udupi DC office Rajathadri, Manipal to receive any kind of complaints regarding malpractices in election activities. Public can dial toll free number is 1077 and 0820-2574920 (Control Room number) and Byndoor taluk office number is 08254-2516567.