State ready for April 11 polls
Dimapur, April 9: Commissioner & Returning Officer, M. Patton and ADC (Hq) & ARO, Limanenla has informed all political parties, candidates, their leaders and campaigners to stop campaigning during the last 48 hours.
All political parties have been directed to ensure that they observe the silence period on the last 48 hours. Also, no political party or candidate or any other organization or person shall publish any advertisement(s) in the press media on the poll day and one day prior to the poll day unless the contents have been pre-certified by the MCMC committee in the state/district level as the case may be.
Meanwhile the Returning Officer conductd the second supplementary randomization of EVMs/ VVPATs for reserved/unused on April 9 in the conference hall of the Commissioner & Returning Officer, Nagaland.
The second randomization programme was conducted in the presence of General Observers, Alok, IAS and Ravi Jha, IAS stationed in Kohima and Mokokchung. The randomized EVMs/VVPATs were for nine districts of Peren, Pughoboto, Phek, Mokokchung, Wokha, Mon, Longleng, Tuensang and Kiphire.
The RO also reported that the first supplementary randomization was held at the respective DEO levels in the districts.
The second supplementary randomization was attended by three political parties namely INC, NDPP & NPP.
Wokha: Altogether 395 polling officials moved out on April 9 from district headquarter Wokha. The polling parties moving out today comes under P-2 polling stations category, 77 polling station under 40 Bhandari assembly constituency and 2 polling stations under 39 Sanis constituency.
A total of 130 vehicles both light and medium vehicles will be carrying the polling parties to different polling stations under Wokha district. A total of 100, 567 voters will be exercising their franchise from 208 polling stations across Wokha district. Remaining 129 polling stations comprising of 645 polling officials will be moving out on April 10.
Peren: 22 polling parties departed on April 9 to their respective polling stations under Peren district.
The presiding and polling officials including security personnel and vehicles are ready for the final departure on April 10.
Meanwhile DC & District Magistrate Peren, Sarita Yadav, IAS has banned unlawful assemblies of more than 5 persons and prohibited holding of public meetings within Peren District from 4 pm of April 9 till April 12.
However, the ban does not restrict house to house visits in connection with door to door campaigning as prescribed in model code of conduct, the DC said.
Kohima: A coordination meeting of zonal magistrate and sector magistrate along with master trainer was held in the DC’s conference hall, Kohima on April 9.
Giving final briefing for the smooth conduct of Lok Sabha Election 2019, DC & DEO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi, IAS said that the zonal magistrate will be the overall in-charge, however, the sector magistrate also has a very important role for the successful conduct of the election. He asked them to check their respective polling stations where proper voting compartments have been set up and to ensure that the secrecy of the vote is not compromised and also asked them to take care of any other requirement still pending.
The DC & DEO pointed out that the most important task of the sector officers on the poll day will be the mock poll where the sector officers has to ensure that the mock poll starts in time by 6 am and after the mock poll it has been cleared for the actual polling process.
ADC Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, AEO Toshimeren and Master Trainer, Chubayanger also briefed the gathering on the importance of mock poll.
Tuensang: Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Returning Officer Tuensang Mohammed Ali Shihab has declared the day of poll and the day of counting as “Dry Day” for the entire district on April 11 and May 23 respectively.
Dimapur: DC &DEO Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol has informed all polling parties of Dimapur district that the dispatch of polling parties will be as scheduled as follows: 5-Ghaspani-II – 8 am; 4-Ghaspani-I – 9 am; 3-Dimapur -III – 11 am; 2-Dimapur-II – 12 noon and 1-Dimapur-I – 1 pm.
All polling parties have been informed to report at the specific time on April 10 at State Stadium, Oriental Colony, Dimapur positively.
Mon: The third and final round of 2nd polling officers and 3rd polling officers training for the Lok Sabha elections was held on April 8 at council hall Mon.
Nodal Officer for training, Alongse Sangtam and others imparted training on the use of EVM, VVPAT etc. Hands on training of EVM and VVPAT was also held at DRDA conference hall, Mon.
Pughoboto: Final round randomization of polling personnel under 13 A/C Pughoboto Assembly segment was held on April 9 at GHS Pughoboto and DB Court, ADC office respectively.
ADC and DEO K.Mhathung Tsanglao emphasized on the importance of EPIC and other 11 documents. He reminded the presiding officers and the polling personnel to keep in their mind that no voters should be shown as having voted on the production of photo voters slip.
(Page News Service)