2019 polls: Cops disappointed with shoddy voting arrangements

Chennai: Personnel of Greater Chennai police department are casting their postal ballots today for the 2019 general elections to the three Chennai constituencies, Chennai South, Chennai North and Chennai Central, and Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Sriperumbudur.

The election officials had announced that the police personnel can drop their postal ballots from 7 am to 6 pm.

But quite a few police personnel complained of bad arrangements at the polling booths. Those who had completed night shift, had planned to cast their vote by 7 am and return home for some rest.

However, they found that the booths were not ready for them. In many places they waited for an hour and returned disappointed as they could not vote.

When reports last came, it said in places like Pallavaram and Nandanam Arts College, where there are booths for the police personnel to cast their postal ballots, election officials were yet to begin work.

Photos: A R Jayakumar

NT Bureau