Assam: 11,37,376 people in Kamrup to vote for the assembly election; Biswajit Pegu
Guwahati: The Kamrup (M) district commissioner Biswajit Pegu on Saturday informed that 11,37,376 people will vote from four constituencies in Kamrup district in the assembly election to be held between March 27 and April 6.
Addressing the media, Pegu also informed that there will be 1,707 polling station under which 1,204 are main stations and 503 are auxiliary stations.
He said, “Last time there was 1,204 polling stations but this year due to coronavirus not more than 1000 people can stay in one polling station. And because of this we had to create 503 auxiliary poll station, which will be adjacent to the existing ones.”
“We have also appointed 148 sector officers and 26 zonal officers for the elections. Moreover, each constituency will have 12 teams of FST – Flying squad, video surveillance team, SST – Statics Surveillance team to monitor swift flow of the election process,” the DC added.
To ensure that there is no violations of model code of conduct, a district control room have been formed which can be reached by dialing – 0361-3517412 or 0361-3517402. There is also a toll-free election office number where people can enquire about any kind of election related information.
People can also register their complain by dialing the toll-free number. They can inform the violation of model code of conduct by any party or individual by taking a picture or video of the incident and then send to district control room though WhatsApp.
Pegu said, “We will try to solve all the complains within 100 minutes of reporting the incident.”
For conducting public meetings and rallies, the political parties will have to seek for permission through an app called ‘SUBIDHA’. “To minimise the human contact the election commission has digitised the permissions,” the district commissioner informed.
“We have also identified 51 grounds where a party can conduct their meetings and rallies by maintaining the COVID-19 protocols,” the DC further said.
The election commission has also come up with a new concept of e-nomination, where a candidate can file their nomination digitally through the ‘ENCORE’ app. However, the physical submission is mandatory.
“We have also introduced a new category in voting process which is called absentee voters where people with disabilities, above 80 years or are COVID-19 positive or under isolation will be given the facility of voting through postal ballot if they opt for,” informed the Kamrup (M) DC.