Assam Assembly Election 2021: Kamrup (Metro) to have 1,707 poll stations
The four constituencies – Jalukbari, Dispur, Guwahati West, Guwahati East – will go for poll on April 6 along with other 40 constituencies in the third phase of the election.
GUWAHATI: A total of 11,37,376 voters are going to chose four legislators in the four Assam Legislative Assembly constituencies in Kamrup (M) district. The four constituencies – Jalukbari, Dispur, Guwahati West, Guwahati East – will go for poll on April 6 along with other 40 constituencies in the third phase of the election.
The district will have 1,707 polling stations – 1,204 main polling stations and 503 auxiliary polling stations. In accordance with the Covid-19 protocol, more than 1,000 voters will not be allowed in any main polling station, and the excess voters will be sent to its adjacent auxiliary polling station. For the election a total of 148 sector officers and 24 zonal officers have been appointed in the four constituencies.
Moreover, all the polling officers will be considered as frontline workers and they will be vaccinated. Police and others on poll duty will also be vaccinated.
The number of women polling stations has increased to 120 against 60 earlier. The number of model polling station is 18.
This year the Election Commission has introduced the e-nomination facility in which candidates can file their nomination papers through online mode but later physically they have to file their nomination in the form of hard copy.
Speaking about the rules and regulations for the candidates, Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu said, "To file the nomination a candidate can bring only 2 persons with him or her. In door-to-door campaign only five persons are allowed."
"We have identified 51 meeting grounds in different parts of the district. Only in such meeting grounds parties can organize their public meetings maintaining the COVID-19 protocol. For every rally and public meeting the parties have to take permission through Suvidha app," added Pegu.
Pegu further said, "We introduced three apps – Suvidha App for taking permission for rally and public meetings by the parties, cVigil app for complaint related to election and Encore app for the officers."
"A total of 67 critical polling stations have been listed in the four constituencies." added Pegu.
Moreover, a District Control Room has been set up and their phone numbers are- 03613517412 and 03613517402 and also a toll free number 1950 for the public to lodge any election related complaint.
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