5 'Dos and Don'ts' for state polls by Election Commission

By: IANS | Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 January 2017 1:48 PM
5 'Dos and Don'ts' for state polls by Election Commission

Supporters of the Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav take part in a protest after Yadav was expelled from his ruling regional Samajwadi Party in Allahabad on December 30, 2016. PIC/AFP.

New Delhi: Here are the dos and don’ts announced by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday. The new measures are being taken for the upcoming assembly elections in five states.

  • Zaidi announced putting up of four posters at each polling station, informing the voters of locations of booths, and other Dos and Don’ts.

 

  • The posters were a statutory requirement at all polling stations, he said.

 

  • A voting assistance booth would also be kept at the polling stations.

 

  • Taking note of complaints received by the Election Commission (EC) in previous elections, the CEC announced that the height of the voting compartment would also be raised to 30 inches this time.

 

  • This was done to conceal the upper part of the body of the voters, the movement of which might giveaway the button they were pressing. “This measure is being taken to maintain secrecy,” Zaidi said.

The five states going to polls this year were Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.

First Published: Wednesday, 4 January 2017 1:48 PM

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