Mangaluru: Security has been beefed up ahead of the counting for the eight assembly seats in Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday at Mahatma Gandhi Centenary High School and PU College, Bondel.
Addressing the media, deputy commissioner Sasikanth Senthil said, "I thank everyone, from the ground level staff to the police, as the election was held peacefully in the district and there was no major complaint. The counting process will be held on May 15, for which we have made certain standard operative procedures. During the counting process there will be returning officer, assistant returning officer and observer, even a counting agent for a candidate has been appointed as they have responsibility to note down and tally the counting.
Counting rooms will be under CCTV surveillance. The counting process will be start from 8 am. We have 380 service voters and have received 11,401 postal ballots. Postal ballot counting will start at 8 am. If the postal ballot counting does not finish by 8:30 am then the normal counting will start. Counting will be held round wise, and every round's result will be declared. This time postal ballot has bar code system.