DEO Budgam reviews preparedness for upcoming Municipal Body elections
Budgam Sept 17: The District Election Officer (DEO), Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar Monday chaired a meeting of ROs, AROs and nodal officers to review preparedness for the upcoming Municipal Body elections here today.
The DEO said as the dates for the upcoming Municipal polls have been declared, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into force across all the wards of the district with immediate effect.
At the outset, the DEO while addressing the designated officers directed them to make coordinated efforts for the smooth conduct of polls. They were directed to ensure videography of poll-related activities, daily updation of nominated candidates along with their affidavits and details, CCTV installation at the warehouse and strong rooms besides at counting centers.
The DEO directed the designated officers to ensure proper scrutiny, filling up of nominations, rejection of nominations and qualification of nominations and completion of polling process through the set pro-forma. She also directed designated officers to ensure that all the arrangements are put in place at all polling stations in advance, besides ensuring safekeeping and proper lock and key mechanism at collection centres and strong rooms.
On the occasion, training about the smooth handling of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), study material about the smooth conduct of polls and electoral rolls were also distributed among the ROs and AROs.