Elections 2021: busy queues after slow start at most booths on poll day

A steady stream of people are seen at all the polling booths we have visited from 7 am to 8.30 am.

Be it at P. S. School, Chaitanya School, Raja Muthiah School or St. Anthony’s Girls, the queues formed quickly but moved smoothly.

There were some hiccups though –  voters at St Anthony’s and at Raja Muthiah reported that staff fumbled to get the EVMs going and so the process began at about 7.20 a.m.

Many senior citizens were seen at the booths, and some said it was best to beat the heat and vote early.

The DMK candidate for Mylapore, Dha. Velu cast his ballot at a booth in P. S. School campus.

Mailed Priya Karthik of her experience at a V P Koil Street booth.” We reached the polling booth at 7:10am. The polling had not yet started.  There was no clarity on which queue was for which street. There were no printouts mentioning the name of the street like the previous years. Instead the booth number was put very near the polling booth which was not easily visible. The machine at our station did not work and the polling started only at 7.50am.  The voters had to endure that their votes were registered by seeing a machine that was fixed to the EVMS-this was not told before voting.

“Differently abled people were given priority. The police personnel in this booth handled everyone’s queries with patience.”