Chennai, Apr 14:
The Election Commission commenced distribution of booth slips to voters on the outskirts of Chennai and in other parts of the State.
The Election Commission is making arrangements for the election of 40 parliament and 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu.
The Election Commission established 67,500 poll booths. According to corrected voters list, 5,98,69,758 voters in Tamil Nadu.
For the first time, booth slips have been printed in large size (A5 paper) so as to ensure the clear visibility of voter’s face. On polling day voters have to carry either Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) or 11 other documents as a proof to exercise their franchise.For the first time, in order to guide the voters to find the location of polling station, a photo copy of the Google map of respective areas has been printed on the back of the booth slip. The decision to increase the size of voter’s photo in the booth slips is aimed at preventing the possible mismatch or misuse identity during elections.