State has 11.35 lakh voters

State has 11.35 lakh voters

Panaji: The office of the chief electoral officer on Monday said that final elector   count has been pegged at  11.35 lakh  in the state. These voters   will decide on April 23 the fate of the candidates contesting  the Lok Sabha elections and  the bypolls to three assembly segments.

There are a total of 11,35,810 voters in the state: the North Goa parliamentary constituency has a total of 5,56,625 eligible voters, while  South Goa parliamentary seat has  5,79,185 voters.

In the   last two weeks of March, the office of the chief electoral officer took an extensive drive to enrol the people who had been  left out; during this short period around 4,192 electors were enrolled and subsequently added to the roll.

A senior officer of the CEO said that personnel of the central police forces will be arriving in the state by this weekend, adding that over 5,000 police personnel will be manning the 1,652 polling stations across the state.

Around 11,000 government employees will be put on election duty. Every polling station will have a presiding officer, three polling officers, and one peon and the BLO.