Home > Assembly Elections > Report
Rajasthan: Quick Look
Onkar Singh in Jaipur |
November 29, 2003 02:12 IST
Last Updated: November 29, 2003 11:11 IST
Date of polling: December 1, 2003
Counting: December 4, 2003
Chief Electoral Officer: Lalit Kothari
Based at: Secretariat, Jaipur
Election observers: 131
Electorate: Over 3.35 crore
No of EVMs: 36,000
No of polling booths: 35,705
Sensitive booths: 4,529
Hypersensitive booths: 4,410
No of poll personnel: 200,000
Security forces: 70,000 (includes 110 companies of BSF, CISF, Rapid Action Force, Punjab Armed Police, Haryana Armed Police and Border Home Guards)
Each EVM can accommodate 16 candidates. In seats where the number of contestants exceeds 16, two EVMs would be provided to voters. Some EVMs would be kept in the custody of the deputy commissioner of each district to replace faulty machines.
"There would be no problem for those using public transport but private vehicles coming into the state would be thoroughly checked," Kothari told rediff.com.
Over 100,000 persons had been arrested and released on bail after they gave an undertaking that they would not try to disrupt the elections.