Voting course of will begin at 8 am on Feb 14
20510 staff and 19 thousand police personnel deputed
CHANDIGARH: The voting course of of General Elections of 8 Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils & Municipal Panchayats will likely be held at 8 am to 4 pm on February 14, 2021. All the preparations have been put in place by the administration.
Official Spokesperson of the Commission apprised that 30 IAS/PCS officers have been deputed as Observers to conduct free and honest elections. Apart from this IG/DIG stage officers have additionally been appointed as Police Observers i.e. IPS Mukhwinder Singh Chinna has been deputed as observer for SAS Nagar, Roopnagar & Fatehgarh Sahib, apart from this, Surjit Singh IPS for Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur & Pathankot, Baljit Singh Rathore IPS deputed for Bathinda, Mansa & Faridkot , Surinder Kumar Kalia IPS for Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and SBS Nagar.
The Spokesperson added that Harbaz Singh IPS has been chosen as observer for Ferozepur, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Moga and Fazilka, Gurinder Singh Dhillon IPS for Patiala, Ludhiana, Barnala and Sangrur. He stated that the voting course of could be performed on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and 7 thousand EVMs have been organized for the aim. He knowledgeable that the Commission has appointed 20510 staff for uninterrupted voting. However round 19 thousand police personnel have additionally been deputed to conduct free and honest elections.
Divulging extra, the Spokesperson stated that 9222 candidates are in fray for 2302 Wards. He stated that the Commission has set up 4102 Polling Stations for these elections, Out of which 1708 stations introduced as Sensitive and 861 as Hyper Sensitive.
The Spokesperson made it clear that each voter who entered in polling station earlier than 4 pm, he/she can have the best to vote. State Election Commission has additionally introduced February 14 and 17, 2021 as Dry Days. Counting of votes could be began at 9 am on February 17, 2021.