Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal on Saturday said the Election Commission of India and Union Ministry of Home Affairs have been requested to provide 200 companies of paramilitary forces for smooth conducting of Assembly polls in the State, slated for October 21. Mr. Agarwal said that with the announcement of election programme by the EC, the model code of conduct has come into effect. “After the second revision of electoral list on August 27, 2019, the final voter list has been published. As per the list, 1.83 crore voters including 1.07 lakh service voters would exercise their right to franchise.” He said that as the process for updating the electoral roll is in progress, the number of voters is expected to be increased further.“As many as 3.64 lakh voters of age group between 18 and 19 years are eligible to cast their votes in the Assembly elections this time,” he said. Mr. Agarwal said 19,442 voting centres have been established in the State including 5,511 in urban areas and 13,931 in rural areas. “There are 10,288 polling locations in the State,” he said. Request have been made to the EC for converting polling stations, where the number of voters is more than 1500, into auxiliary ones. The number of such polling stations in the State is 136. “There are 26,329 control units and 40,615 ballot units. Besides, an arrangement of 27,996 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines has been made,” he added.
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