Goa Elections : Goa to have more booths for Assembly polls

In a bid to avoid long standing queues during voting at the next assembly elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to set up 274 additional polling stations across the state. The office of the chief electoral officer has submitted a proposal to increase the number of polling stations in the state.

“The ECI plans to add 165 polling stations in North Goa and 109 polling stations in South Goa, with an increase of 274 polling stations in the state,” said chief electoral officer Gonesh Koyu.

“There were 1338 polling stations at the previous elections, it has now gone up to 1612; the reason for the increase in the polling stations is to make voting a pleasant experience and to bring polling booths nearer to the voters. We want to bring down the number of people in each booth,” said Koyu.

The average voters per polling booth will be around 630 voters. The minimum number of voters per polling booth in North Goa happens to be in Poriem with 106 voters, while in South Goa, Sanguem has the least number of voters at 92.

The officer of the chief electoral office has identified 72 hypersensitive and 168 sensitive booths in the state.

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