Ilam, January 27:

Altogether 196 poll booths have been proposed in the district for the coming constituent assembly poll.

An all-party meeting chaired by Ilam CDO Lekhnath Pokhrel yesterday decided to suggest to the election commission to set up 66 booths each in constituency numbers 1 and 2 and 64 centres in constituency number 3.

“Some 387 ballot boxes will be needed in the election centres,” Pokhrel said, adding: “There will be 132 ballot boxes each in constituency numbers 1 and 2 and the number of ballot boxes will be 123 in constituency number 3. Some 1,372 staffers will be needed.” Some 122 election centres had been set up in the district in the general elections held in 2000.