Delhi civic polls: 35 transgenders will vote

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 19:56

New Delhi: There are only 35 transgenders
among 1.15 crore strong electorate who are eligible to vote
in the Delhi municipal elections on Sunday.

According to State Election Commission, there are a total
of 1,15,20,508 -- 64.42 lakh men and 50.75 lakh women --
eligible voters.

"Voters in `Other` category are 35. There are 2,423
candidates in the poll fray for 272 seats," a SEC release said
here.

The SEC has set up 11,543 polling station in 2,597
buildings.

A total of 167 FIRs have been registered in poll-related
violence.

Twenty-two cases of poll-related violence were reported
in which one person was killed and 18 others were injured. A
total of 183 people were arrested during the campaign period
which ended this morning.

"The number of vehicles seized for violation of Code of
Conduct was 78 and the number of unlicenced arms were 70.
2,400 posters and 1,400 hoardings were removed while 53,060
drums and liquor bottles were seized," the statement said.

The State Election Commission has made elaborate
arrangements for tomorrow`s polling by deploying around 77,000
officials for conducting the polls and over 83,000 police
personnel for security.

While a total of 55 polling stations have been identified
as hyper-sensitive, 275 have been declared as sensitive out of
11,543 polling stations.

The counting of votes will take place at 33 locations on
Tuesday.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 19:56

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