Counting of votes for 4 states, Puducherry on Could 2

Polling officials at an election material distribution

2021-05-01 20:38:20

Polling officials at an election material distribution
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Polling officers at an election materials distribution centre counter.

Counting of votes for meeting elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry is all set to happen on Could 2 (Sunday). Meeting elections in 4 states and one union territory had been held from March 27 to April 29. Elections in West Bengal and Assam had been carried out in eight and three phases respectively whereas polls in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry had been held in a single single part on April 6. So, keep tuned with #PollResultsOnIndiaTV from 6 am onwards on Could 2 (Sunday) to get probably the most correct and quickest outcomes

Starting 8 am on Sunday, the counting of votes for the 822 Meeting seats unfold throughout all 4 states and Puducherry will happen at 2,364 counting halls following the COVID-19 protocols, the Election Fee (EC) mentioned on Saturday.

In 2016, the whole variety of counting halls was 1,002. The over-200-per cent improve is as a result of distancing norms being adopted by the ballot panel to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.

EC all set for counting of votes

West Bengal could have the utmost variety of 1,113 counting halls, Kerala 633, Assam 331, Tamil Nadu 256 and Puducherry 31, the EC mentioned.

One more reason the fee has attributed to the rise within the variety of counting halls is the soar within the determine of postal ballots used within the 5 Meeting polls.

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“The fee’s measures to increase the postal poll amenities to the electors within the classes of senior residents (these above 80 years), individuals with disablities and people affected by the coronavirus witnessed a rise of 400 per cent within the variety of postal ballots (from 2.97 lakh in 2016 to 13.16 lakh in 2021) within the 4 states and a Union Territory,” it mentioned.

The fee has designated 822 returning officers and greater than 7,000 assistant returning officers for the aim of counting of votes within the 4 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry. Almost 95,000 counting officers, together with micro-observers, will carry out the duty of counting.

No candidates or their brokers shall be allowed contained in the counting halls and not using a detrimental coronavirus report, based on the newest result-day tips issued by the EC.

In response to the knowledge obtained from the state chief electoral officers (CEOs), the contesting candidates have given the main points of practically 1.5 lakh counting brokers (together with substitutes) within the 4 states and the UT.

Greater than 90 per cent of them have already undergone RTPCR or RAT exams. The remaining are being supplied with the check facility by the district election officers on Saturday. Take a look at experiences from any authorised laboratory would even be accepted, the EC mentioned.

That is additionally being adopted for the counting of votes within the bypolls held to Lok Sabha and Meeting seats throughout the nation.

The media authorised by the fee to cowl the counting course of can be being facilitated with coronavirus exams. Round 12,000 mediapersons have been given the authority to cowl the counting.

CEC evaluations counting preparations

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra reviewed the counting preparations with senior EC officers and the CEOs of the 4 states and the UT at a digital assembly on Saturday.

He directed that each one laid-down directions of the EC have to be adhered to. He additionally directed that the counting halls have to be absolutely COVID tips compliant.

The CEC complimented the CEOs for a profitable completion of polling within the difficult conditions of the pandemic.

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