SRINAGAR: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Shantmanu, today chaired a meeting to finalize arrangements made for upcoming bye-elections to Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.
The meeting was attended by Returning Officer Srinagar, DIG, District Electoral Officers of Budgam and Ganderbal, SSP Security, ARO Migrants
The CEO called on the officials to ensure all facilities are in place and the infrastructure is in best possible shape so that electorates do not face any problems in exercising their franchise in the forthcoming bye-elections.
The meeting was informed that third phase of randomization of poll staff, final check of all EVMs, transport and logistics facilities for poll staff to the Constituency have been completed.
During the meeting, the CEO directed the District Electoral Officers to dedicate a core team on a full time basis for election duties for the next two days. Regarding the adverse weather conditions, he directed the officials to check all polling stations to address water-logging issues.
He also took stock of arrangements made at the Model Polling Stations in the three districts comprising the Parliamentary constituency.
The CEO also reviewed the security arrangements made for hassle free and smooth conduct of the elections. He was informed that adequate security personnel have been deployed to deal with any security eventuality and to ensure and free and fair elections. He was informed that all distribution cum collection centres and strong rooms have been sanitized. For transporting poll material and staff members, route plan and other arrangements have already been made.
On the occasion, the ARO Migrants gave a detailed presentation on the number of M-Forms and migrant voters of all the three participating districts.
The CEO was informed that all arrangements have been put in place for the migrant voters to cast their votes in Jammu, Udhampur and Delhi.
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