Guwahati, March 7: Altogether of 38,969 voters in Kamrup (metro) district will cast their votes for the first time in the April 24 Lok Sabha polls.
Among this, 7,207 voters are in the age group of 18 and 19 years, whereas 31,762 voters are above the age of 19 years. The district administration announced this in the city today.
Moreover, as on January 6, 2014, there are 9,69,050 general electors in the district. The number of doubtful (D)-voters in the district figures at 5,059, of whom 2,424 are males and 2,635 are females. There are also 503 service electors in the district.
Polling will be held in 1,083 existing polling stations and 25 auxiliary polling stations in the four legislative Assembly constituencies of Jalukbari, Dispur, Gauhati East and Gauhati West.
“We are taking all measures to ascertain that the Lok Sabha polls pass off peacefully in Kamrup (metro) on April 24. Altogether 3,800 officials have been appointed for election duty in different polling stations, while an additional 1,000 will be appointed,” said Kamrup (metro) deputy commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri.
The poll notification will be issued on March 29. The last date for filing of nomination is April 5 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 9. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on April 7.
“We are strictly implementing the guidelines of the Election Commission and have also started removing the hoardings of political parties as well as political candidate,” said Agnihotri.
Taking no chances, police, too, have taken different measures to tighten security on the day of election. A police constable and a home guard will be deployed in each of the polling stations. Armed forces will also be deployed in sensitive polling stations.
“We are currently assessing different polling stations to find out if they have a history of violence. After our assessment is approved by an observer, we will decide on the number of police and armed force personnel to be deployed at different polling stations,” said superintendent of police (city) A.P. Tiwari.
“We will also seize all licenced as well as non-licenced arms that we find with anyone. Pending arrest warrants will also be executed.”