Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered the re-polling in 13 polling booths in Tamil Nadu for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Repolling in 13 booths will be held in the 7th and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
The election commission wrote a letter to Chief electoral officer of Tamil Nadu declaring the 8 stations in Dharmapuri, one in Thiruvallur, one in Cuddalore, one in Erode, and 2 in Theni as “void”.
Tamil Nadu Chief electoral officer Satyabrata Sahoo said that “Repoll to be held in 13 polling stations in the state where Lok Sabha elections were held on April 18.”
Previously Sahoo had recommended the Election Commission to conduct repolling in 10 polling stations in Tamil Nadu including 8 polling stations falling under the Lok Sabha segment of Dharampuri and 1 booth under Thiruvallur parliamentary constituency.
The Lok Sabha elections in 38 Parliamentary constituencies across the state went to polls during the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 18. The need for conducting the repolls in 13 booths was due to the mock polls have done just before the voting where polling officers forgot to format the EVMs before actual polling began.
The Election Commission declared the re-polling at polling station-10, Kamaraj Nagar Assembly segment of the Puducherry Parliamentary constituency “void” that was held in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 18. The re-polling in this booth will be held in the sixth phase of the polls on May 12.
542 parliamentary constituencies in the country witnessing elections in 7 phases. the first five phases for Lok Sabha elections held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, and May 6. The remaining two phases of elections will be held on May 12 and May 19.