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Nagaland government prepares for Lok Sabha election

By Kohima Bureau Updated: Apr 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Kohima Bureau
Kohima, April 27 (EMN):
On direction from the Election Commission of India (ECI), the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Abjijit Sinha said that electoral rolls for the Lok Sabha election in the state will be same to that of this year’s assembly elections held in February.

Likewise, a total of 1197438 electors, including 607589 male and 589849 female, would be casting their votes in 2196 polling stations for the Lok Sabha election scheduled for May 28.

The election to the lone Lok Sabha seat would be held along with three other parliamentary constituencies – two seats in Maharashtra and one in Uttar Pradesh, the CEO informed during a press conference held at the deputy commissioner’s conference hall, Kohima, on Friday.

As for the Lok Sabha bye-elections, EVMs and VVPATs would be used. In consonance with past practices, the commission has also decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory during polling it was informed.

However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the electoral rolls, it was informed that a separate instructions would be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters.

The CEO informed that the parliamentary elections in the state will be headed Commissioner,  Nagaland as the returning officer, and he will be assisted by 12 assistant returning officers which includes all the district electoral officers and the ADC of Pughoboto.

He informed that in Lok Sabha election a candidate is entitled to spend up to INR 70 lakh.

The CEO further informed that all the election related activities, including filing of nominations and withdrawal, will be from 11 am to 3 pm. As for the polling day, the election time will be from at 7 am till 4 pm, it was informed.

It was further informed that all the polling stations would be installed with webcams and CCTVs.

By Kohima Bureau Updated: Apr 27, 2018 11:12:51 pm