KOKRAJHAR: Training for counting officials, that include Counting Supervisors and Counting Assistants, was held at the Basic Training Centre in Kokrajhar on Saturday abiding by COVID-19 protocol.
The officials, who are engaged in the task of vote counting on May 2 for 30- Kokrajhar assembly constituency, underwent training on the intricacies of vote counting and its process as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.
The officials were trained through power-point presentation by the master trainers on how to handle the electronic voting machine (EVM), Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT), counting of votes, tabulation and data entry, counting of postal ballot and Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) and others do's and don'ts during the counting process. Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer, Bhaskar Phukan said that necessary arrangements were being made and security had been tightened for peaceful counting on May 2. He said that training for counting personnel started from Saturday for three days following all the COVID norms.
He also said that special drive for vaccination for the Counting Officials was being carried out.