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Final phase training for polling personnel held

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By EMN Updated: Oct 14, 2014 12:36 am
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DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 13

The 3rd and final round training for polling personnel for the 11 Northern Angami II A/c Bye- Election with Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Kohima, W. Honje Konyak was held at the Zonal council hall, Kohima today.
W. Honje Konyak apprised the polling officials on matters relating to necessary rules to be enforced in the polling stations and asked them to perform their duties on time and to firmly implement the rules during election processes.
Honje was optimistic that the polling personnel are all well equipped with the latest instructions of ECI through the master trainers. DC further expressed gratitude to all the master trainers for rendering their services diligently during the last two successful elections held. He informed that web -cameras would be installed in the entire polling stations to record the polling proceedings and also said that he had constituted seven sector plans with seven magistrates and sector commanders. The DC reminded them to be more careful while executing their duties and advised them to contact the designated magistrates and sector commanders if any law and order problem arises.
In the training, ADC Kohima, Asangla Imti, advised the polling personnel to take necessary measures in order to avoid unlawful activities by co-coordinating with the magistrates. In case of machinery failure (EVMs) it has to be reported to the respective area appointed magistrates, commanders, or AEO, she added. She further said that as per the directives of ECI ‘one man one vote’ should be enforced and guide lines of election rules should be strictly followed.
AEO, Kohima, Mhathung Ngullie highlighted on maintaining proper record of votes in the register, using of photo voters slips, and ‘secrecy’ during exercising of franchise. He said that voters should produce EPIC cards or other alternative documents for identification.
The AEO also reminded them to implement the ECI instructions and to assist the BLOs who are the main source in the polling stations. District administration has made necessary arrangements to deploy micro-observers which would work under the direct supervision of the general observer, he informed.
The master Trainers were Project Director, NEEPED, Pikato, LRSO, Vitholie, EE Youth Resource Department Imsuyanger, and Project Director Labour Deptt. Chubayanger. SDO (C), Kohima, Neilezo Tep also explained to the officials about matters relating to handing and receiving election materials. EAC Neikesono Kevichusa chaired the training programme.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 14, 2014 12:36:42 am