In an attempt to highlight the value of every vote as well as accessibility, the election commission is erecting two tiny auxiliary polling places in the remote tribal areas of Telangana. These locations are expected to receive a maximum of 10 voters each when the lok sabha elections take place.
Officials said the two polling places would be set up in as many different lok sabha seats in the state to guarantee that voters who previously had to journey rough terrains up to 20 kilometers to cast their votes be spared the hardship. Six election officials, including a volunteer and security staff, will staff each station.

Ten electors in the Achampet assembly seat of the nagarkurnool Parliamentary sector will have the convenience of a 20-kilometer walk to cast their ballots at an additional polling place that will be put up in a private structure in Mallapur called 'penta'. Anganwadi center at Budidgattu, devarakonda assembly segment under nalgonda Parliamentary constituency, which also has ten electors, would serve as an additional voting place. Before, according to ec and district administration authorities, they had to travel eight km to cast their ballots.

Ten of the smallest polling places will be installed in telangana under the parliamentary segments of nagarkurnool, nalgonda, and Mahabubabad. These segments include voters from the STs—Chenchu, Lambadi, and Koya tribes—who previously had to travel between three and twenty kilometers. The electorate ranges from ten to twenty-six.
Nagarkurnool district contains seven of the state's ten smallest polling places, according to the report. In addition, a polling booth for the 22 voters who previously had to go 16 km to exercise their right to vote has been established at the forest base camp in Sangadigundala. A second polling place has been established for 23 voters who previously went 12 kilometers to cast their ballots in a hut in Geesgandi.
There are several families among the voters.

According to nagarkurnool Collector and district Electoral Officer P Udaykumar, there are some Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) - "Chenchu" households living in tiny groups in the deep forest in the Achampet assembly constituency of the district.
These settlements, known as Penta, are isolated from larger communities and comprise two to forty houses. They lack basic infrastructure, such as roads.
They reside 20–40 kilometers deep into the forest, and he claimed that historically, because of several restrictions, there was only one voting place set up inside the forest for all of these habitations, necessitating their trip of up to 20–30 km to cast a ballot.

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