Punjab & Region

Punjab to set up 24,689 polling booths for upcoming Assembly election

Chandigarh, September 14

Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S Karuna Raju on Tuesday said Punjab would set up 24,689 polling booths for the upcoming Assembly elections. There will be one booth for a population of 1,200.

He said that at present Punjab had a stock of 37,576 VVPATs, 34,942 control units and 45,136 ballot units.

Taking note of Covid situation, the number of voters per booth have been reduced from 1,400 to 1,200. Besides, the commission will make elaborate Covid safety arrangements, including providing PPE kits, gloves, masks, etc, for voting.

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