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    State election authorities are requesting 35,000 more ballot units.

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    The State election authorities in Hyderabad are preparing for the Lok Sabha polls by requesting 35,000 additional ballot units from the Central Election Commission to add to their existing 1 lakh units. This year, there are almost double the number of candidates in each constituency compared to 2019, with a total of 3,32,32,318 voters.

    In total, 525 candidates are running in the election this time, compared to 2019 when Nizamabad had a peculiar case with 185 candidates, including 170 protesting farmers. The Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Raj stated that more than one ballot unit will be used in each constituency except for Adilabad. EVMs will be commissioned from May 3-4 and distribution of voter information slips is urged to be done smoothly by engaging Booth Level Agents (BLAs).

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    A total of 155 companies of Central Forces will be deployed during the polls in Telangana along with 60,000 police personnel and 20,000 personnel from other States as part of a bilateral agreement. There are 35,809 polling stations in total, with Malkajgiri having the highest at 3,226 and Mahbubabad with the lowest at 1,689. So far, there have been 7,185 cases registered and Rs 212 crore worth of seizures reported.

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