CEO visits Mandi to review preparations of bye-election
HP Chief Electoral Officer cum-Secretary Election C. Paulrasu visited the District Mandi, today and reviewed the preparations for the bye-election to Mandi-2 Parliamentary Constituency. He visited the counting centres and strong rooms at Sundernagar set up for counting of votes in respect of Karsog, Sundernagar, Nachan and Sarkaghat Assembly segments. He also visited the polling station to check the availability of Assured Minimum Facilities at some of the polling stations in respect of Sundernagar, Balh, Mandi and Padhar. Chief Electoral Officer,-Cum-Secretary Election also visited the construction site of the District EVM Ware House and issued necessary direction to expedite the construction work. He also chaired the meeting with the DEO-Returning Officer Mandi, Expenditure Observer, SP Mandi AROs and Nodal Officers appointed for the various activities. He directed the DEO and AROs to check the polling station building of all the Assembly Segments. He further directed BLOs to create awareness among the Voters regarding proper arrangements of the covid-19 guidelines issued by the ECI. The CEO was apprised in the meeting that PROS and POs have been appointed for the ensuing bye-election, EVMs have been randomized and will be issued to concerned Assembly Segments on 10th October, 2021. He further added that all Expenditure Monitoring Teams, MCC, MCMC are in place and first training and rehearsal of the PRO and PO has been fixed on 12 and 13 October, 2021 at ARO (SDM) level.