Four crore voters eligible to vote in Karnataka: CEO

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Bangalore, Mar 29 (UNI) The Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) R Ramaseshan today said four crore people, including 1.97 women voters, are eligible to exercise their franchise in the coming assembly elections to Karnataka.

Talking to newspersons here, after the final list of voters following Delimitation, he said the people, who have grievances, can lodge complaints to the Commission.

He said gender-wise, there are 965 female voters against 1000 male in the new list and Bangalore Urban District and Bruhut Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) combine has a maximum of 66 lakh voters, while Kodagu has the lowest with 3.68 lakh.

Mr Ramaseshan said in 2007, 4.3 crore voters were in the State and about 30,000 voters were reduced in the new list.

The CEO said inclusion in the voters list was allowed till the last date of filing of nomination papers to the Election Commission.

He said as per the new voters list, 39,753 polling booths would be set up.

He said voters identitity cards were issued to 65 per cent of the voters and the remaining would be issued before the poll.

He said the Election Commission would engage the services of 2.50 lakhs personnel to conduct the elections.

Mr Ramaseshan said there is no change for 224 Constituencies in the State after Delimitation. However, in Bangalore Urban and Kolar, the number of constituencies were increased to three and two respectively, he added.

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