HOWRAGHAT, May 14: The Karbi Anglong district administration is making elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of counting of votes on May 19.
Mukul Chandra Gogoi, Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer of Diphu and Howraghat LACs, informed that substantial arrangement had been made for the smooth conduct of counting of votes and equally substantial security measures would be ensured for the counting of votes on May 19 at Diphu ITI premises where the strong room was located.
The Returning Officer informed that the postal ballots would be counted first. Subsequently, the strong room will be opened at 7.30 am on the day of counting. DC Mukul Chandra Gogoi said that the counting centre, Diphu ITI had been inspected frequently jointly by the DC and SP.
Besides, the counting halls, barricading, entry points for the counting agents and polling officials deployed for the counting duties, had been inspected, he added. A total of around 42 counting personnel would be deployed for the counting duties at the centre. For each constituency, there would be eight tables and each table would be supervised by two general observers and 40 micro observers.
General observers Giri Raj Singh Kushwaha and Avish Pathak for Howraghat and Diphu LA segments will monitor the whole process. The district administration has imposed Section
144 in front of the counting centre. Gogoi further said that there would be 18 rounds of counting for Diphu. On the other hand, there would be 12 rounds for Howraghat LAC.
Meanwhile, Gogoi urged all candidates of political parties, their supporters and general public to support in ensuring smooth and peaceful counting of votes on May 19.