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mini The elections of 2009 will mark the 15th Lok Sabha Electionmini Voting scheduled from Apr 16th to May 13th, with Results on May 16thmini 714 million voters, 43m more than elections of 2004mini 8,28,804 polling stations, 1.36m EVMs, 4m civic officials, 2.1m security officialsmini Photo electoral rolls to be used for first time in 522 of total 543 constituenciesmini Total expenditure estimated to be around Rs. 10,000 croremini A polling booth in the interiors of Gir forest in Junagadh has one votermini In Chhattisgarh, one polling booth has been made for just two votersmini In Arunachal Pradesh, three booths have been made for three voters each


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Rules for Polling Booths in India

India elections polling booth rules and regulations on what you can carry and what you can't.

What you can carry inside Polling Booth:

Identity cards that can be produced at voting time:

  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • PAN Card
  • Identity cards issued by state/central Govt, PSUs, local bodies or public limited companies with photographs.
  • Passbooks issued by public sector banks/post office and kisan passbooks with photo (only for accounts opened up to 29th Feb 2009)
  • SC/ST/OBC certificate with photo
  • Pension documents
  • Freedom fighter identity card
  • Arms licence ( issued up to 29th Feb 2009)
  • Physical handicap certificate
  • Job cards issued by NREGA with photo
  • Health insurance schemes Smart Cards with phoro
  • Ration Card

What you can't carry:

  • Any firearms or any kind of weapons can't be carried inside a polling booth.
  • Mobile phones
  • Mediapersons are not allowed to click pictures or shoot videos inside a polling booth.

Inside the polling booth:

  • The first polling officer will check your identity
  • The second officer will put ink mark on your finger, and
  • The third officer will allow you into the ballot casting area

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