Tight security arrangements have been made across the five constituencies to ensure smooth conduct of polling, state Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu said.
Altogether 170 companies of security forces of both the Centre and the state have been deployed for election duty in the five constituencies - Karimganj (SC), Silchar, Autonomous District (ST), Nowgong and Mangaldoi.
A total electorate of 69,10,592, including 33,55,95 women and 180 of the third gender, are able to exercise their franchise in 8,992 polling booths, Sahu told PTI.
Patrolling along the Indo-Bangla border in the two constituencies of Barak Valley, Karimganj (SC) and Silchar, have been intensified, police said.
Around 45,960 polling personnel have been deployed in the second phase.
Beside buses, the polling personnel are also using boats, bullock and horse carts to reach their designated polling stations.
The district election officers have also made special arrangements for people with disabilities and senior citizens, particularly those above the age of 80, Sahu said.
There are 137 polling stations with all-woman personnel and 84 model stations in the five constituencies.
In neighbouring Silchar constituency, there are 13 candidates with sitting Congress MP and All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev being in a direct contest with BJP nominee and MLA Rajdeep Roy.
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