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    In A.P. Polling still continuing in 400 polling stations till mid-night

    Today Election for 25 Parliament and 175 Assembly seats in A.P.. Actually, the timings for the poll is morning 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. But in many polling stations failure of voting machines functioning lead to a lot of inconveniences to people. In our polling booth as voting machine fail to work for 1.5 hours in the morning crowd became increased and it took nearly 2.5 hours to wait in line for us to vote. In some 400 Polling booths situated in A.P., the voting machines stopped functioning and the voting started in the evening around 4 'o clock. So EC announced that the polling continues till late night up to 2 'o clock according to the loss of time in polling. The EC also announced the voting percentage touched 80% in A.P. and may cross above 80% after completion of the election in these 400 booths. Even though people are facing so much inconvenience because of severe summer, no shade to stand, waiting till the voting machines to work, have to stand hours of time in the queue to get their turn to vote. EC has not taken proper care in conducting the polls, the failure of functioning of voting machines made the voters get frustrated.
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    I think that the upkeep of these machines is going to be a big issue. Due to technical glitches people had to wait for such a long time.

    I think EC should take up this on priority otherwise some people will avoid coming for voting.

    Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.

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