EC Orders Re-Polling in 4 Kerala Booths Over Complaints of Bogus Voting During Phase 3 Polls of Lok Sabha Elections 2019
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Thiruvananthapuram, May 16: The Election Commission on Thursday announced repolling in four booths in north Kerala’s Kannur and Kasargode constituencies. The decision was taken by the apex poll conducting body after complaints of bogus voting and impersonation.

According to the EC's decision, as published in Hindustan Times, the re-polling will be conducted in three booths in Kasargode—booth no 19 in Pilathara AUP School in Kalliyasseri, 69 in Puthiyangadi Juma Masjid, 70 HS South Block and booth no 66 Pamburthi Mappila School in Taliparambha in Kannur constituency. EC Declares Repolling in Chandragiri Assembly and Chittoor Lok Sabha Seats in Andhra Pradesh on May 19

As per the latest update, Chief Electoral Officer Tikaram Meena had asked the state police to register cases against 20 persons who indulged in bogus voting. It is to be known that the action has been taken after opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had filed a writ petition in the high court seeking cancellation of postal votes by police officials. He had also sought EC to speed up other cases registered in connection with impersonation and bogus voting.

During the Phase 3 Lok Sabha elections, live web cameras installed in polling booths captured the bogus voting and EC decided repolling in these constituencies. Around 20 people were booked by police, of which 11 are CPI(M) workers and nine Muslim League activists.