The voting for the vacant Assembly seat after the death of TRS incumbent MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy in underway. The voters are all set to decide the fortune of 23 candidates in the fray who extensively campaigned across the district in the last few days. While the polling in 315 booths across 148 villages started from 7 AM, many polling centres witnessed an unexpected rush from 6.30 AM itself.
On-ground reports 21 per cent polling was recorded as of 9 AM as EVMs in a couple of booths in the first 15 mins itself. Election Commission on Tuesday announced that they have deployed special forces at 89 booths which are recognised as problematic. Mock polling were conducted at the polling centres from 6 AM in the morning.
All the arrangements including personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for election staff, more polling booths, thermal screening, sanitisers, masks and gloves for voters and markings to ensure social distancing were made at all the polling booths.
Asha worker were deployed at the booths to ensure the COVID norms like sanitising hands, thermal scanning and social distancing. It can be noted that Dubbaka has a total electorate of 1,98,807, of which 98,028 are male voters and 1,00,719 are female voters. Out of which almost 100 voters are under home quarantine who were allowed a slot between 5 PM-6 PM to vote.