Polling materials dispatched for Poklok-Kamrang by-election

Namchi, 20 Oct [IPR]: The dispatch of polling materials for the polling teams for the 22 by-election polling stations at Poklok Kamrang assembly constituency was carried out at District Administration Centre (DAC) today.

The dispatch procedure was overseen by the General Observer for Poklok Kamrang, Alak Kumar Saharia, Returning Officer (RO) Ragul K, Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) Satyen Kr Pradhan, along with Sector Magistrates and Election Agents.

The RO reminded the teams that the poll timing has been notified by the Election Commission of India from 7am to 5pm and added that the Presiding Officer will conduct a mock poll at 5:30am on polling day, Monday, in their respective Polling Stations. This was a mandatory procedure for the officer, her stressed.

Also, the candidates or their polling agents are to be present for the Mock Poll in their respective polling stations, he added.

Special provisions and security arrangements have also been taken for sensitive Polling Stations.

Additionally, the RO stated that adequate security measures with half a section of SSB have been deployed in the Polling Stations identified as critical.

Furthermore, Flying Squads, Static Surveillance Teams, Video Surveillance and Video Viewing Teams are functional in the field to monitor various kinds of activities.

The administration has made arrangements for volunteers across the constituency to ensure that no voter is left behind. In addition, real time tracking and monitoring of the movement of EVMs and VVPATs through GPS-enabled vehicles is also being done.

Three sector police officers and three sector magistrates are on duty for maintaining law and order during the day of the polls.