Churachandpur: With the option of postal ballot provided by the Election Commission for absentee voters, including those above 80 years of age, persons with disabilities (PWDs) electors and Covid-19 patients during the ensuing Manipur assembly polls, the DEO/DC of Churachandpur Pawan Yadav dispatched nine polling teams Saturday from Mini-Secretariat complex here in the presence of Shivanand Surve, SP/ Churachandpur, ROs and AROs.
The polling team comprises of two polling officials along with a videographer and security.
The number of polling teams sent Saturday is five for Saikot AC, one for Henglep AC and three for Churachandpur AC. On Friday, five teams for Churachandpur AC and one team for Singhat AC have already been sent. No polling team will be sent to Tipaimukh AC and Thanlon AC as no application for the same was received.
The polling team will go to the elector’s house along with a Voting Compartment and get the electors to vote on the Postal Ballot maintaining complete secrecy of vote.
For the first time, Postal Ballot facility for Absentee Voters for the categories – 80+ (AVSC), PwDs (AVPD) and Covid-19 (AVCO) are available for the 12th General Election to Manipur Legislative Assembly, 2022, as per the provisions provided by ECI.
Meanwhile, the commissioning of EVMs and VVPATS for the six ACs of Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts was completed Saturday. The machines are sealed and stored in the strong rooms located at Old Mini-Secretariat, Tuibong.
At the same time, the 3rd round of training for polling personnel is going on at St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Tuibong and is slated to be completed by February 22, 2022.