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Preparations for 2022 Assembly Elections begin - Chief Electoral Officer

AMRIK SINGH | October 26, 2021 10:31 PM

AMRITSAR: Hon'ble Chief Electoral Officer Punjab, Dr. Mr. Karuna Raju said that preparations have been started for the Punjab Assembly elections to be held in 2022 and this time the Commission would also provide postal ballot facility to the voters above 80 years of age.

District Election Officers of Amritsar and Tarn Taran, SSPs, EROs / ROs, AEROs / Nodal Officers Sweep and EVs regarding the upcoming Punjab Assembly Election-2022 at Amritsar today.

Arriving to review the election preparations with AIIMS officials, Raju said that there are about 5 lakh older voters in Punjab. Who are to be given this facility.

He said that preparations were underway at 24, 000 booths in 23 districts. Mr. Raju said that young voters above the age of 18 years, transgender and NRIs Special efforts are being made to involve voters in the electoral process.
He said that the final list of voters would be released on January 5, 2022 and before that the draft would be prepared and the objections of all the political parties would be heard.

He said that all the information related to voting can be obtained by downloading the Voter Helpline app in mobile.
Mr. Raju said that this time also special preparations would be made among the voters regarding Corona as per the guidelines of Health Department.

He said that this time more than one million new voters have been registered and this number may increase further.

During the meeting Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Raju apprised the constituency wise polling booths of Tarn Taran and Amritsar districts, 100 per cent voter registration for the first time in 18-19 years, Demographic Similar Entry (DSE), Logical Error, Photographic Similar Error (P). Received detailed information regarding 100% removal of SSE, sweep activities at booth level, vaccination of polling staff and polling staff.

He inquired from the election officials about the strategy for making new voters, the work to be done for making 18-19 year olds vote and the plan prepared by Booth Wise.

He asked the election officials to take special measures in new ways to create awareness among the citizens about voting and voting during the polls so that the youth could be encouraged to cast their votes.

He asked the election officials to focus on booth area and booth wise sweep activities so that the voters could be aware of the importance of voting.

Dr. Raju also directed to take necessary steps to ensure facilities like ramps, water facility, availability of toilets etc. in all the polling booths. On this occasion he asked the officers of the police department to take planned steps to implement the security measures prescribed by the Election Commission of India.

Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Deputy Commissioner Mr. Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Deputy Commissioner Tarn Taran Mr. Kulwant Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Ruhi Dugg, T-Bank SDM.

Amritsar-1, SDM Ajnala Mr. Deepak Bhatia, SDM Mr. Rajesh Sharma, ERO from Tarn Taran Madam Anamjot Kaur, ERO Rajneesh Arora and senior officials of both the districts were present.

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