Churachandpur: First round of training for personnel to be deployed on poll duty across six assembly constituencies within Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts for the upcoming Assembly elections was kick-started Tuesday at Churachandpur Government College, Churachandpur. This training will continue till January 22.
In Tuesday’s training programme, about 344 Presiding Officers (Male) and 345 Polling Officer-1 (Male) were trained by the Master Trainers. Returning Officer (Thanlon and Tipaimukh ACs) Ch. Shachi inspected the training.
The training session includes an audio-visual demonstration on the duties of the polling personnel and hands-on training on use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Officials said that special focus was given on the use of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) that will be used in all the polling booths in this election.
Six Assembly Segments (55-Tipaimukh AC, 56-Thanlon AC, 57-Henglep AC, 58-Churachandpur AC, 59-Saikot AC and 60-Singhat AC) within Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts will go to the poll in the first phase on Feb 27. The total number of electors in these six ACs is 221362. The total number of Polling Stations within the two districts is 357.
Meanwhile, DEO, Churachandpur Monday constituted District Medical Board to examine applications for exemption from election duty on medical grounds.
The DEO also separately notified all concerned political parties that the Strong Room located at the ground floor of the Old DC’s office building will be opened at 11 am of January 19 till the completion of AC wise physical sorting of EVMs and VVPATs for the ensuing general elections to Manipur Legislative Assembly, 2022. At the same time, the DEO has also notified that the 1st randomization (AC wise assigning/allocation) of EVMs and VVPATs in EVM Management Software will be held tomorrow at DC’s Conference Hall at 10.30 am.