According to the Chief Electoral Officer, M Narayana Rao, there was a possibility of ordering repoll in at least 65 polling booths where obstruction to election process was reported.
Speaking to media here at the state's secretariat, Mr Rao said that the election commission had received a number of complaints from both the rival parties including independents and the commission would take a decision after receiving reports from the polling officers concerned. The repolling, if ordered, will be held on April 28, he added.
Mr Rao said that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were either destroyed or damaged in about 33 locations, while in four places the EVMs were snatched away by the anti-social elements.
"We have yet to receive reports from the concerned polling officers, then only we can take a final decision on repolling", he pointed out.
As per the latest reports from the districts, about 52.53 per cent voting was recorded. However, Mr Rao felt it may increase further as the polling is still on in some places due to delay in commencement of polling. Mr Rao said that there were about 3 deaths reported during the elections process, including a polling officer due to heart ailment. A TDP worker was allegedly killed in a clash in East Godavari district.
According to unofficial reports from districts, PWG naxalites have blasted the polling booth in Kollukula village under Markapuram assembly constituency in Prakasam district.