Rahul Dravid to be the ‘election icon’ for Karnataka Meeting polls 2018

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Electoral authorities in Karnataka are pulling out all stops to make sure most protection within the upcoming Karnataka meeting elections. The Election Fee has roped in cricketer Rahul Dravid to create consciousness concerning the elections. “Rahul Dravid would be the state election icon,” Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar mentioned. A “Karnataka Election Anthem” can also be being written by movie and music director Yograj Bhat which is because of be launched in every week.

The authorities are additionally taking the assistance of disabled authorities staff polling employees and are creating all-women polling stations to convey extra voters to take part within the Could 12 meeting elections in Karnataka.

“A number of the individuals with disabilities — staff of the federal government, might be taking part in sure chosen polling station as polling employees for the primary time… We’re encouraging them. 450 all girls polling stations might be arrange. Efforts are on for 4 in city constituencies and one in rural constituencies,” Kumar mentioned.

For individuals with incapacity, full mapping of voters might be executed and it is going to be ensured that required amenities together with wheelchair reserving are taken care of.

The EC will even be utilizing GPS based mostly automobile to trace flying squads. There might be a GIS-enabled full database of polling station and digital maps and Digital Atlas of all polling station areas and meeting constituencies. Some particular polling stations with an ethnic look in Primitive Tribal Areas will even be established on a pilot foundation.

Switch facilitation and certification system for making certain code of conduct on switch and posting of officers concerned in elections, SMS based mostly Polling Station Entry, App-Primarily based Polling Station Entry and navigation, Queue standing facility on ballot day for a number of polling stations with larger voter inhabitants are among the many different initiatives are being deliberate by the EC.

The Karnataka elections might be held in a single part ballot for the 224-member Meeting on Could 12 and the counting of votes might be taken up on Could 15.