District Collector N.Prasanth has asked all political parties to ensure free and fair election.Kerala’s 14th Assembly election will begin today at 7 am and continue until 6 pm.The collector said all preparations were made to ensure a peaceful election.23,59731 voters will go to polling booths today in Kozhikode district.
Voters should not be influenced by cash or gifts.Votes should be polled beyond the caste,religion considerations-urged the collector.
2622 voting machines; photo of candidate on machine;NOTA ready
2622 voting machines have been arranged in the district for May 16 state assembly poll.Candidate’s photo also included this time along with name,and party symbol. This is to minimize the possibility of franchising vote to another person in same name .If a voter is not interested in voting to any of the candidates in the fray,they can press NOTA (None Of The Above) button;which means the voter elect none of the candidates.
Public campaign has been finished.Now,it is the time of silent moves to woo the voters by political parties.Except some minor clashes,the ”Kalasakkottu” (final day campaign) concluded peacefully.Polling will begin at 7 am on 16 (Monday) and will end at 6 pm.
RMP candidate of Vatakara constituency K.K.Rema was allegedly attacked by CPI(M) activists at Thacholi Manikkoth area on Saturday.
Kozhikode north constituency UDF candidate Prof.A.P.Abdul Vahab also complained against IUML workers for attacking his roadshow.
There are 23,59371 voters in Kozhikode district including 6913 pravasi voters.Out of this,78432 are maiden voters.
Around 400 plus booths have been identified as sensitive and webcasting facility has been arranged here.A control room is opened at the collectorate to monitor the webcasting system.
There are 65 model polling stations in the district.
Fifteen polling boots will be controlled by women alone officials.Here,all staff including duty police are women.
1886 booths are set ready in 13 constituencies in Kozhikode district.2622 voting machines are arranged including VVPAT (Voter’s Verifiable Paper Audit Trial).
More than 10,000 trained election officers will control election duty.Apart from this,there will be micro observers at sensitive polling stations,
Photo: UDF workers help a handicapped party worker to fix his flags and flag poles on the vehicle when the campaign came to a close at Thoppayil beach, Kozhikode on Saturday.