15 more polling centres likely to come up in Nashik district

  • | Wednesday | 27th September, 2023

Nashik: As many as 15 more polling stations are likely to be added in the district.As per Election Commission of Indias (ECI) guidelines, each polling station should accommodate a maximum of 1,500 voters and the exceeding names should be merged either with neighbouring polling station or location. The district election office has proposed creation of 15 additional polling stations. These booth will accommodate the excess number of voters that are registered with the election department, deputy district election officer Shashikant Mangrule said. The proposal to increase the number of booths has also been done considering the rise in the number of voters during the ongoing pre-summary revision drive. The highest number of polling stations (eight) have been proposed in the Nashik East assembly constituency, five are in Dindori assembly constituency, two in Nashik West assembly constituency, Mangrule said. While the work of verification of voters is going on, emphasis is also being placed on streamlining the polling stations. There are currently 4,724 polling stations in 15 assembly constituencies across the district. Besides, the administration has also proposed change in 152 election locations. An election location is a group of polling stations (centres or booths) where actual polling takes place. We also published the following articles recentlyNew Congressional districts proposed in Alabama to address Black votersA court-appointed special master has presented three new congressional district proposals for Alabama to enhance representation for Black voters. The proposals aim to establish a second district where Black voters constitute a majority or a significant portion of the voting-age population. This comes after state lawmakers refused to create such districts earlier. The proposals adhere to the courts directive and aim to rectify the violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act. A three-judge panel is overseeing the redistricting process and has scheduled a hearing for October 3 to evaluate the proposed plans.Cong goes to voters with Gangajal & poll pledgeIn preparation for the upcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress party has launched a Gangajal mission, distributing holy water to voters as a symbol of their commitment to fulfilling promises made by MPCC chief Kamal Nath. The party plans to distribute 10,000 bottles of Gangajal and pamphlets carrying Naths promises in each of the nine constituencies in Indore. The BJP criticized the move, stating that the Congress is using holy water for political gain. Nath also criticized the current government, highlighting issues such as unemployment and lack of investments in the state.Former CM Kamal Nath says upcoming state assembly polls are elections for future of Madhya PradeshFormer Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, has stated that the upcoming state assembly polls are crucial for the future of Madhya Pradesh. He highlighted the issues of corruption, unemployment, and atrocities against tribals and women in the state. Nath also mentioned that investment has decreased due to lack of trust. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aditya Thackeray expressed confidence that Congress would win in four out of the five states where elections are scheduled. He criticized the BJP government for not creating job opportunities and accused them of betrayal.

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