Kerala Kaumudi Online
Wednesday, 19 June 2024 8.33 PM IST

Voting machines double locked; strong room to be heavily guarded; 17 strong rooms


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Voting machines on which voting was completed were sealed at the polling booths itself and brought to the 140 collection centres. From there, the voting machines were brought to the strong rooms of the counting centres last night itself. It was again sealed and secured with a double lock in the presence of political party representatives. Palakkad and Alathur Voting machines are in one centre. Voting machines from Kozhikode and Vadakara are kept in one place.

A platoon of security forces is guarding each center. There is a two-tier security system outside the strong rooms. Central Armed Police Force and State Armed Police are stationed nearby. 24-hour CCTV surveillance has also been installed. A gazetted officer and a police officer will always monitor the CCTV in the control room. Political party representatives can come here and assess the security. The strong room will next be opened in the presence of political party representatives on June 4, when the votes will be counted.

Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Kaul thanked the voters, security staff and polling officials.

Strong rooms

  1. Thiruvananthapuram and Atingal Constituencies:Thiruvananthapuram Mar Ivanios College Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Kollam: Thangassery St. Aloysius HSS
  3. Pathanamthitta: Chenneerkara Kendriya Vidyalaya
  4. Mavelikara: Bishop Moore College Mavelikara
  5. Alappuzha: St. Joseph's College, St. Joseph's HSS Alappuzha
  6. Kottayam: Govt. College Nattakom
  7. Idukki: Ekalavya Model Residential School, Painavu
  8. Ernakulam: Kalamassery Cochin University, Thrikkakara St. Joseph HSS.
  9. Chalakudy: Aluva UC College
  10. Thrissur: Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur
  11. Alathur, Palakkad: Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad
  12. Ponnani: Thekkumuri SSM Polytechnic
  13. Malappuram: Govt. College Mundupuramba
  14. Kozhikode, Vadakara: Vellimadukunnu JDT Islam Complex
  15. Wayanad: Muttil WMo college Korangad, Korangad Alphonse Senior Higher Secondary School, Chunkathara Marthoma College
  16. Kannur: Chala Govindagiri Chinmaya Institute of Technology
  17. Kasaragod: Periye Kerala Central University
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