If first-time voters show up with their inked fingers and voters' card, they can relish delectable dosa and coffee at Nisarga Grand Hotel, which is located on Nrupathunga Road in Sampangiram Nagar.
The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Om Prakash Rawat, on Tuesday, gave reassurances over questions pertaining to security arrangements at the various counting centers in Karnataka. A cyber cafe in Rajajinagar is offering free internet access to everyone who votes. They need to be watched not only for the political lessons they offer but also as a lead indicator of the sort of economic policy narratives that will dominate over the next few months, leading to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. However, active citizen groups disagree with the statistics saying that it does not reflect the real sentiments of the population where many eligible voters are rejected on preposterous reasons without any clarification which has been happening years on end as against the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960.
After a campaign by political parties over the three months, now it's a time for voters to select their leader in the state.
The other district with a below-par turnout was Gulbarga in northern Karnataka, where only 56.03 percent of the population voted in the Assembly election, a significant drop from the corresponding figure for 2013, when 63.75 percent did.
A single-phase polling was held in 222 constituencies out of the 224 elected seats in the Assembly, including 36 reserved for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes (ST). The results in the Karnataka Polls 2018 were scheduled to be out on May 15.
A record 72.36 per cent of the 5.07 crore electorate cast their votes, with 27,908 electors in defence services exercising their franchise through postal ballots. Over 2,600 candidates are in the fray - more than 2,400 are men and over 200 are women.