With the Election Commission announcing the dates of Lok Sabha elections, the activities of the District Election Office in Dehradun have also increased. District Magistrate / District Election Officer SA Murugason shared the details of election preparations in the Collectorate Auditorium. He said that in order to hold fair and transparent elections, 35 zonal magistrates, 214 Sector Magistrates, and 10 thousand employees are being deployed in the district.
1794 polling stations have been set up in 10 assembly constituencies of the district (Chakrata, Vikasnagar, Sahaspur, Dharampur, Raipur, Rajpur Road, Dehradun Cantonment, Mussoorie, Doiwala and Rishikesh). Apart from this, 19 such polling stations have also been identified. They will be used as a polling booth if needed.
All the officials have issued orders for the removal of hoardings, posters, banners of various parties or persons special from public places and government establishments. The District Fulfillment Officer has also directed the gas agencies and gas pumps, to ensure that the boards of Prime Minister are removed. CMO has also issued instructions to remove photographs of political parties and special individuals in government hospitals or cover up till elections.
13,90,428 voters in the district will decide the fate of candidates
District Election Officer informed that the total number of voters in the district is 13,90,428. These include 73,6021 male and 65,4345 female voters. Apart from this, there are only 62 third Gender voters in the district. The process of inclusion of new voters in the list is continuing, in which more voters can increase.
More than 50,000 cash will be seized
District Election Officer said that several steps have been taken for the use of monetary power in the election. If a person has more than 50,000 cash, then they have to give duly information. Cash will be seized if no satisfactory information is given. Apart from this, banks will have to give information to the district administration and income tax department for more than 10 lakh transactions. In this connection, all the banks have been informed through Lead Bank Manager. Additional District Magistrate Bir Singh Budhial, Additional District Magistrate Ramji Sharan Sharma, Chief Treasurer Narendra Singh, City Magistrate Abhishek Ruhela, Assistant Returning Officer PS Rawat etc. were present on the occasion.
VVPAT will be used at all polling stations
On the directions of the Election Commission, the preparation of the elections for the fifth Lok Sabha seat of the state has been completed. 100% VVPAT will be used on the polling booths of the state. At the same time, live videography, webcasting, CCTV coverage will be done at 10 per cent booths. On April 11, 77,17,126 voters will decide on the 11235 polling booths. During the press conference in the media centre located at the Secretariat on Monday, Chief Election Officer, Mrs Soujanya informed about the preparations for the elections. She said that in the first phase, for the fifth Lok Sabha seat of Uttarakhand, the voting will be held on April 11. Facilities will be provided for drinking water, toilets, shade and street voting for voters on all booths. Mock polls of EVMs and VVPATs will be done at three stages. In the first phase, the FLC (First Level Checking) has been done.
According to polling stations, 24 thousand EVM machines are available. Mock polls will be held before the candidates on the day of polling. Training and awareness campaign has been started on booth label. GPS systems will be installed on trains carrying EVM machines in the reserve. This will allow trains to be tracked. In the EVM machine, the option of currency will be lowest. Candidate’s photo will also be published along with election symbol in the ballot for service voters. Voting updates will be taken every two hours from every booth on polling day. For this, the booth level management plan has been created at all polling stations. In areas where there is a network problem, there will be a facility of a radio set.
More than one lakh employees to be deployed in election duty
In addition to the Central Security Force, Police, Home Guard, about one lakh employees will be deployed in election duty to conduct fair and transparent elections in the five Lok Sabha seats of the state. Highly sensitive and sensitive polling stations are being identified in the state, where the Central Security Force personnel will be deployed. Instructions have been issued to the police for videography on border areas and check posts from the Election Department.
Restrictions for loudspeakers will be from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
There will be restrictions on the use of loudspeakers from 10 am to 6 pm till the end of the election process. The Chief Electoral Officer instructed all the Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers, including the District Election Officers, that no one should be allowed to use the loudspeaker during the ban period.
Assembly wise 2733 teams have been constituted to monitor the expenditure of candidates contesting Lok Sabha elections in the form of 2733 teams for monitoring the election expenses. These teams will assess each candidate’s election expenses. In the team, District Panchayatraj Officer, Treasuries were nominated as Nodal Officer. The electoral control room has been set up in all the districts for the Lok Sabha elections for the election
Electoral control room installed at the district level
Electoral control room has been set up in all the districts for Lok Sabha elections. At the same time, the state level control room has been established in the office of Chief Electoral Officer. Election information can be obtained from 0135-2717401 in the State Control Room. Toll-Free Number 1950 is also established in all the districts. Read more posts…