9 transgender will cast their vote for the first time in Imphal East District


Imphal, March 11, 2019 (DIPR): Imphal East Deputy Commissioner/District Election Officer, Dr. Rangitabali Waikhom today said that the district election authority is all set to conduct the ensuing Lok Sabha election in ten Assembly Constituencies in Imphal East district.

While addressing a press conference in her office chamber, she said that as per the final electoral rolls published on 1st January, 2019, the total number of electorate recorded in the district was 3,02,332 (male- 1,45,369 and female-1,56,963) which includes  2,261 service voter.

For the first time, 9 Transgender will exercise their franchise in the district. The district has a total of 1495 electorate with persons with disability (PWDs), spread over 406 polling stations, she said.

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The DEO added that 100% photo coverage for the electoral has been completed and voter I/D were also issued to all electors. She added that the number of electors is likely to increase as the updation of electoral rolls is still continuing.

In Imphal East, altogether there will be 430 polling stations in 345 locations (104 in Urban area and 327 in Rural area). 35 polling stations will be manned by only women polling officials, she added.

A total of 2469 male polling personnel including reserved and 219 women polling personnel including reserved will conduct the voting process on poll day. Of the 430 polling stations, 9 locations have been identified as vulnerable and 24 polling stations as critical. 24 micro observers have been appointed to overlook all the polling process in these critical polling stations, she informed.

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DEO has physically verified the basic amenities for each polling station and Signage of details of the polling stations have also been put in place in each station.

EVM and VVPAT will be used in all polling stations in the district for which mandatory checking and verification have been completed. Awareness to the electors on EVM and VVPAT is underway and there is plan to conduct the same in the schools and market places in the coming days. Transport facility is being arranged for PWDs, she said.

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So far, 465 license guns out of 2095 issued in the district have been deposited to concerned authority. The DEO informed that so far, five rounds of interaction with Political Parties have been hosted.

She further informed about functioning of a toll free number 1950 round the clock and appealed the people to lodge any complaint pertaining to any issues related with the ensuing Lok Sabha elections to the number. The Press conference was also attended by other officials of DEO.


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