People in Goa began voting today, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. According to election officials, 301 candidates are running for the 40 Assembly seats. A total of 11 lakh persons are eligible to vote. There are 9,590 differently-abled persons, 2,997 people over the age of 80, 41 sex workers, and nine transgender people among them.
The AAP, the TMC, the Congress, the BJP, and others are all contesting in Goa electoral contest.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant (BJP), Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat (Congress), former CMS Churchill Alemao (TMC), Ravi Naik (BJP), Laxmikant Parsekar (independent), former deputy CMS Vijai Sardesai (GFP), Sudin Dhavalikar (MGP), son of late CM Manohar Parrikar Utpal Parrikar and AAP’s CM face Amit Paleker are among the prominent candidates vying in Goa elections.
Several booths used artificial intelligence: Official
At numerous polling stations, AI tools were employed. These allowed us to keep track of how many voters were in line. In future elections, we’ll improvise something similar to monitor booths: Goa’s Nodal IT Officer, Praveen Volvotkar.
According to the top electoral officer, record-breaking voting is likely: The polling process was peaceful, according to the chief election officer, with 11.04 percent voter turnout so far. “This time, we want more people to vote, and we’re hoping for a record-breaking turnout. During mock polls, five control units and 11 VVPATs were replaced; this is standard procedure “ANI news agency reported the official as saying.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant claimed on Monday that the BJP will win more than 22 seats in the 40-member state Assembly, whereas voting is currently underway, and that if his party wins administration in the coastal state, he will remain in office. Sawant further alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to him over the phone in the morning of the Assembly polls in the Sankhalim constituency of North Goa region.
“People are voting enthusiastically to defeat corruption. We will witness a sea change. Let’s wait for March 10 results,” Amit Palekar the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Chief ministerial candidate.
The results of 2022 Goa elections will be disclosed on March 10th