KUPWARA - The Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Mr. Sarmad Hafeez who is also the District Election Officer (DEO) today convened a meeting of officers of Rural Development, Revenue and Election departments to review the preparedness and arrangements for ensuing election to Legislative Council seats to be held on December 03, 2012.
It was given out that the 22 Electronic Voting Machines are being pressed into service for providing training to the polling staff in 2 sessions on November 19, 2012 in the D.C Office Meeting Hall through the resource persons already engaged for the purpose.
It was further informed that 4 additional polling stations are being set up at snow bound areas of Machil, Keran, Budnambal and Jumgund as already approved by the Election Commission of India.
The security, transport and other relevant plans were submitted by the concerned officers besides Additional District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Mr. Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat was nominated as transport arrangement officer with the assistance of concerned Police and Panchayat authority on the occasion. It was also decided during the meeting that the offices associated with the election process would remain open on December 02, 2012 so that the polling staff deployed for the polling stations would collect the election material for 22 polling stations.
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