December 19, 2020

DPEO finalises arrangements for counting of votes at Shopian

Shopian: The District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO) Shopian, Chaudhary Mohammad Yasin Friday convened a meeting here to finalise the arrangements put in place for counting of votes scheduled to be held on 22 December, 2020.
During the meeting, threadbare discussion was held on preparation of Counting halls, security arrangements, appointment of Magistrates, identification of staff, adherence to Covid-19 SOPs and availability of Covid material as per guidelines, traffic management besides, proper heating/lighting and availability of drinking water facilities.
The DPEO emphasised upon the political parties and representatives to work in close coordination for a smooth and transparent counting process. He also appealed to the representatives of the political parties to refrain from any activity violating the Model code of Conduct (MCC).
The counting of the votes shall be held for votes polled for 14 constituencies of the District Development Council elections held in the district.
On the occasion, the DPEO issued instructions to the concerned officers to make adequate arrangements at the venue for a hassle-free counting process. He informed that the counting process would commence from 9am and continue till completion and added that the passes shall be issued only to authorized persons and vehicles to allow their entry into the venue.
The DPEO also took stock of the security, traffic arrangements at the venue.
Among others, the meeting was attended by DDC, ULB contesting candidates, representatives of various political parties and others concerned.

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