Hyderabad, May 21 (NSS): Even as the day for counting of votes was inching towards May 23, the Election Commission has speeded up making all arrangements at several places in the city. The EC has taken steps for setting up 35 counting centers in 17 Lok Sabha segments as the State had gone for polls on April 11. The entire nation has seen the polls in seven phases and the results will be announced on May 23. The seventh round of polls held on May 19.
Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar has already said they are just ready for counting of the votes polled. Adequate employees were appointed for the counting in all segments comprising 3,000 counting tables. Each table will have four staff in all the centers and six members in Nizamabad segment where 185 candidates fought the polls. The EC made arrangements for counting of VVPAT slips. It also asked the police to deploy adequate number of personnel for smooth and peaceful conduct of the vote counting on May 23.