GUWAHATI, May 11 - Preparation for counting of votes for the four Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs) of the city on May 19 has been almost completed.
Counting of votes for the four LACs � Jalukbari, Dispur, Guwahati East and Guwahati West � will be held at the KNCB Indoor Stadium in the Sarusajai Sports Complex.
Dr M Angamuthu, District Election Officer of Kamrup Metro election district, told The Assam Tribune today that there will be altogether eight counting halls at the venue, two each for the four LACs.
�Installation of CCTV cameras and computers as specified, is being made per counting hall. All contesting candidates have been duly informed regarding the venue, date and time of counting of votes and arrangement for issue of passes of counting agents is going on,� said Dr Angamuthu.
He said that micro observers have been appointed for each counting table.
There will be altogether 106 counting tables, 26 each for Jalukbari, Guwahati East and Guwahati West, while 28 counting tables will be set up for Dispur LAC.
�Appointment of counting supervisors and counting assistants has been made. Training of various categories of counting personnel has already started and will be completed by May 15,� he added.
The official added that necessary arrangements have also been made for sealing of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) after completion of the counting process.
Sources said that results of the four LACs are expected to be out by noon on May 19.
The four constituencies of the city went to poll in the second phase on April 11, along with the rest of lower Assam.
This time the LACs located in the city had an all-time high turnout of 81.11 per cent, including 81.83 per cent for male voters and 80.38 per cent for female voters.
A total of 49 candidates are in the fray from the four constituencies in the city. While 10 candidates are fighting it out for the Jalukbari seat, 14 are contesting from Dispur, 12 from Guwahati East and 13 from Guwahati West.
The Congress has put up candidates in all the four constituencies, while the BJP is contesting in three of the seats. AGP, CPI (M) and NCP are in the fray in one seat each.
Among the prominent candidates in the fray from the four constituencies are former minister and BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, former minister Akon Bora from Dispur, BJP leader Atul Bora from Dispur, MLA Hemanta Talukdar from Guwahati West, BJP leader Siddhartha Bhattacharya from Guwahati East, Congress candidate Bobbeeta Sharma from Guwahati East and AGP leader RN Kalita from Guwahati West.