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Delhi civic poll: State poll body finalises 42 counting centres for upcoming MCD election

The state poll body has confirmed that 42 counting booths or strong rooms will be prepared in connection with the upcoming Delhi Municipal Corporation election to be held on December 4, while results will be declared on December 7.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: The state poll body has confirmed that 42 counting booths or strong rooms will be prepared in connection with the upcoming Delhi Municipal Corporation election to be held on December 4, while results will be declared on December 7. The decision has been taken after consultation with district election officers.

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The recognised centres can be used to provide training regarding the use of EVMs and will reveal the roles and responsibilities of sector officers and polling officials. The commission is set to bring in experts to provide the best possible training so that a free and fair election can be conducted.

Earlier, government schools, ITIs, and so on were selected for the counting centers. This time, strong rooms have been hired so that EVMs can be stored safely.

The commission has been focusing on the service personnel, who can cast their vote despite their deployment on election-related duties.

A huge number of police personnel will be deployed on duty during the day of the election, so special arrangements have been made so that those policemen who are on election duty can cast their respective votes with ease.

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A DCP-level officer will be appointed as a nodal officer after consultation with the commission to coordinate and facilitate the casting of votes through postal ballots.

 

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