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Posted at: May 22, 2019, 8:41 AM; last updated: May 22, 2019, 8:41 AM (IST)

Polling staff attend training for counting of votes

Election duty is a national service, says Deputy Commissioner

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 21

In order to ensure that the counting staff performs it’s duty efficaciously during the counting of votes for the Jalandhar Parliamentary Constituency on May 23, the district administration today organised a training programme for the counting staff.

Divulging the details, the Deputy Commissioner-(DC)-cum-District Election Officer Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma said during the training, the concerned Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) of various assembly segment apprised the staff of the key points involving the counting of votes.

He said the staff was informed about the method of counting votes from the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM’s). The counting of votes would be held at the office of the Director Land Records in the presence of the representatives of the political parties and candidates.

The DC said the counting would take place on May 23 at 8 am during which around 500 members of the counting staff would be deputed at the counting centres.

He said the staff would be divided into 15 teams with three members on each table in every assembly segment, adding that no stone would be left unturned to ensure the counting in a peaceful and transparent manner in consonance with the guidelines of the Election Commission of India (ECI).

Sharma said the rehearsals and training programmes were being organised for the counting staff to ensure that they could perform their duties efficaciously on that day.

The Deputy Commissioner said elaborate arrangements would be made by the district administration to ensure the counting of votes in a hassle-free manner. He reiterated that election duty was a national service and everyone should perform it diligently.

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