Kangpokpi: House-to-house visit by the designated Polling Officials for Absentee Voters to exercise their franchise wrapped up for the three assembly constituencies of Kangpokpi district today.
Altogether 106 Absentee Voters that is, citizens over 80 years of age and persons with disability (PwD) and COVID 19 affected/suspected electors were eligible to cast their votes using postal ballot at home at the three assembly constituencies in Kangpokpi district. 17 polling teams visited the house of the Absentee Voters of the district to enable them to exercise their voting rights.
Returning Officer of 51-Saitu (ST) Assembly Constituency (AC), Sapam Bishwojit Singh, interacting with the DIPR officials of the district said that in the AC out of the 62 Absentee Voters – 59 electors cast their votes while two voters were reported dead and one was out of the station.
It may be mentioned that for the 51-Saitu (ST) AC, the first round of briefing of electors on voting procedures and collection of marked ballot papers for Absentee Voters was held from February 22, 2022 through house-to-house visit by the designated Polling Officials. He added that a total number of 43,981 (22,418 female and 21,563 male) voters will exercise their rights in the 68 Polling Stations, out of which 6 (six) are Pink Polling Stations in the AC.
50-Kangpokpi (Gen) AC, Laishram Manikanta Singh, RO, said that for the AC, the first round of house-to-house visit by the designated Polling Officials started on February 23, 2022. Out of the 27 Absentee Voters, only 1 was unable to cast the vote from the constituency. He added that in the constituency, there are 42 polling stations of which 10 are Pink Polling Stations. A total number of 27,545 (13,727 female and 13,818 male) voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming assembly election, he added.
RO, 46-Saikul (ST) AC, Bungba Maibam Khuman, said that polling for the AC was held on February 23, 2022 and continued till today (February 25, 2022) through house-to-house visit by the designated Polling Officials. Out of the total 17 Absentee Voter, only one voter could not cast the vote. He further added that there are 56 polling stations of which three are Pink Polling Stations. There are 28,825 (14,575 female and 14,250 male) voters in the constituency, he added.
All the Returning Officers appealed to the voters to cooperate with the district polling personnel to ensure that the election is carried out in a free, fair and transparent manner. They also appealed to the voters to cast their votes to elect their choice of representatives without any fear and bias for peaceful conduct of the poll.