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Three tier security at counting centres

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, May 12: A three-tier security apparatus will be laid down at the centres where counting of votes for the assembly elections will take place on May 19.

The State’s election officials are preparing 51 locations where the counting will be done.

There will be 1,771 counting tables in 143 halls in these 51 locations, officials said.

All the halls will be under CCTV camera surveillance and the counting process will be video-graphed.

State election officials have requested the Election Commission of India (ECI) to depute at least one central observer in each counting hall.

There will be one micro-observer – a central government employee – in each counting table.

No officials, candidates or their representatives will be allowed to carry mobile phones inside the counting halls. Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will play a major role in the three-tier security arrangement at the counting locations.

The counting process will begin at 8 am on May 19, and election officials said that the fil results are expected to be out by 3 pm.

There are 1,064 candidates in fray in the elections to the 126-member State assembly.

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