Lok Sabha Elections-2024

KUPWARA, MARCH 17: The District Election Officer/Deputy Commissioner (DEO/DC) Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan on Sunday visited Handwara and conducted a comprehensive inspection of election Strong room, Polling Stations and Election control Room at Handwara.
The inspection was aimed to evaluate the preparedness for upcoming Lok Sabha election 2024 in the district.
Accompanied by SSP Handwara, Dawood Ayoob; ADC Handwara, Aziz Ahmad Rather and Executive Engineer Handwara, DEO undertook a comprehensive visit to several polling stations including Polling Station established at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Handwara and Polling station of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Handwara.
She took appraisal of arrangements for the night stay of polling staff and security personnel. The basic minimum amenities such as electricity, water supply, sanitation facilities, and accessibility for differently-abled voters was assessed at these polling stations
The DEO meticulously inspected Strong Room at ITI Handwara and checked booths for Handwara and Langate and reviewed the facilities and arrangements for Counting centres. Security arrangements for strong room and counting centres were also reviewed.
During the inspection, the DEO engaged with the stakeholders to ensure that all necessary arrangements were in place to facilitate a smooth and efficient voting and other election related process.
She along with other Officers paid a visit to election control room Handwara where they checked its smooth functioning.
Expressing satisfaction with the overall preparedness observed during the visit, the DEO underscored the importance of ensuring that all polling stations, strong rooms and counting Halls adhere to prescribed standards of ECI to uphold the integrity and fairness of the electoral process.
She reiterated the unwavering commitment of the administration to facilitating free, fair, and transparent elections, wherein every eligible citizen can exercise their democratic right with confidence and ease.
On the occasion, DEO directed the officers of concerned departments to put in place all efforts for smooth conduct of Lok Sabha Elections.

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