Mumbai, May 22: The preparations for counting of votes for Lok Sabha election will be taken up tomorrow (May 23) are complete. To provide the information of the results at a faster speed, various alternatives like website, mobile app, voter helpline number, toll free number etc. are made available for the public, informed the State Chief Election Office.
Preparation of vote counting for 2019 Lok Sabha elections is complete in the state. The counting for 48 Lok Sabha constituencies will be taken up at 38 counting centers. Nearly, 1 lakh officers and employees are employed for vote counting in addition to 50000 police personnel. Besides, the police force has been given instructions to maintain law and order in the state during counting of votes.
The results for 48 constituencies of the state will be declared on May 23, 2019 by round system. The counting will be held under the supervision of Election Observer. Preparations for counting are done as per the instruction of the Election Commission of India (ECI). For the first time VVPAT is used during the voting in the state and the paper trails of five VVPAT machines in each Assembly constituency will be tallied.
Various alternatives are made available for the public to get the fast information on results. The result will be available at the website of the CEO https://ceo.maharashtra.
Results will also be available on toll free number 1950 and on phones 022-22040451 / 54 set up at the 24 – hour control room at the CEO’s office. A separate control room is set up in Mantralaya for the media persons and this will be active 24 hours. Digital hoardings are put at Trimurti Ground, Main Gate, Garden Gate and at the digital board placed in front of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations.
Besides, information will also be displayed on the digital sign boards of Transport Department in Mumbai city. This innovative experiment is conducted this year to provide fast and speedy information of election results to Mumbaikars by the office of the Chief Election Officer.
At the district level District Election Officer will give the information of results to people round-wise, informed the Chief Election Office.
Commission’s Control Room for EVM Complaints
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has set up a control room to deal with the complaints related to EVMs. Any complaint related to storing EVMs in strong room, Strong Room Security, CCTV Monitoring and during vote counting should be placed at ECI’s 011-23052123 telephone number.