Karnataka Poll Result Likely To Take 7 Hours To Draw Final Figure

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Bengaluru: Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar on Monday said that the earliest result of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will known by 1 pm and the final figure will be known by 4 pm.

Explaining the elaborate arrangements made for counting at the press conference, he said that result will be known within five hours after the commencement of counting at 8 am if the polling stations are 200 and below in a constituency.

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It will take two more hours if the polling stations are more than 200. The final figures of the districts such as Bengaluru Rural, Chikkaballapura, Kolar will be available by 4 pm because of higher turn out, he said.

He said that total of 16,662 personnel involved in 38 counting centres will count the votes of 222 assembly constituencies. Except for two counting centres in Mysuru, in all other districts, one counting centre is established.

Fourteen tables have been arranged for each constituency where there are 200 polling stations. 21 tables are provided wherein 300 polling stations are there. Each round will take 20 minutes.