Pilot rehearsal organised befor Jind By elections

Jan 16, 2019 18:15 | Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 16 : In view of the bye-elections to Jind Assembly Constituency, the pilot rehearsal will be organised in the auditorium of Government College for Women on January 17 at 10 a.m. The Presiding Officers and Assistant Presiding Officers will take part in this rehearsal.  

While giving this information, Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer, Mr  Amit Khatri said that rehearsal  would be  done with 210 Presiding Officers and 210 Assistant Presiding  Officers. Apart from this, ten women officers and ten persons with disability would also be included in this rehearsal. He said that this time, as per the Election Commission's order, women booths would also be set up during elections and only women officers would be deployed on these booths. Similarly, special booths would also be set up for the people with disability.

SDM and Returning officer, Jind Assembly Constituency, Mr Virender Singh Sehrawat said that during the pilot rehearsal, information related to the use of EVM would be provided to the personnel deputed for the election duty. As per the directions of General Observer, the detailed information about Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines would also be given to the officers. He said that as the VVPAT machines are being used for the first time so information regarding working of these machines would be given to the officers. He said that special campaigns to provide necessary information about VVPAT machines have also been arranged for the general public.  

Returning Officer said that, during rehearsal, a documentary film prepared by the Election Commission to conduct elections in a fair and transparent manner would also be shown. Apart from this, information about Model Code of Conduct would also be given. During the pilot rehearsal, General Observer, Mr Saurabh Bhagat, Expenditure Observer, Mr S.K.H. Meshram, District Electoral officer and DC, Mr Amit Khatri, Special Superintendent of Police, Mr  Ashwin Shenvi would also be present, he added.