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In view of the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh, the Delhi CEO Office has put all five polling stations in the area under the “critical” category, and confidence-building measures are continuously being undertaken to reassure voters, officials said. Also Read - When Hanuman Comes to Rescue: Both Arvind Kejriwal, Manoj Tiwari Visit Hanuman Temples Ahead of Delhi Assembly Election 2020
How many voters are there in Delhi?
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said 1,47,86,382 people are eligible to vote in the Delhi polls, and 2,32,815 are in the age group of 18-19.
Voters in various categories include males (81,05,236), females (66,80,277), service voters (11,608), third gender voters (869), and senior citizens (aged 80 and above) voters (2,04,830), officials said.
How many poll booths are there?
There are 13,750 polling booths, besides one auxiliary booth, located at 2,689 locations across Delhi.
How many are critical polling stations?
516 locations and 3,704 booths have been identified as critical.
Do you need to carry voters’ slip?
Electors can carry smartphones at polling stations in 11 Assembly constituencies for accessing QR codes from this app in case they have not brought the voters’ slip to the booth. The 11 constituencies are Sultanpur Majra, Seelampur, Ballimaran, Bijwasan, Trilokpuri, Shakur Basti, New Delhi, Rohtas Nagar, Chhatarpur, Rajouri Garden and Jangpura.
(With Agency Inputs)