Panani: The counting for the two Lok Sabha seats and four assembly segment has begin in Goa with counting of postal ballot taken up in the initial stage.
There are around 10,000-odd postal ballot which have been taken up for counting.
The counting for two Lok Sabha seats- North Goa Parliamentary Constituency and South Goa Parliamentary Constituency along with assembly segments of Panaji, Mandrem, Mapusa and Shiroda, where by-elections were held, begin at 8.00am.
The counting, undertaken across 22 rooms, is been monitored by Counting Observers appointed by Election Commission. The District Returning Officers are also supervising the counting process.
As many as 900 staffers are on counting duty.
Following counting of postal ballot, the EVM count will begin. There are total 1652 EVMs, through which voting has taken place.
Once all EVMs are counted, the process for random selection of five VVPATs in each assembly segment will be done. The selection will be based on lot system.
There are total 12 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, which include six each in North and South Goa parliamentary seat.
In Mapusa assembly constituency there are six candidates, Mandrem assembly constituency has four candidates, Shiroda Assembly segment has five candidates and Panaji assembly seat had six candidates contesting.