AJK Election Commission issues directives to all three divisional administrations

The Election Commission of AJK issued directives to Commissioners of all the three Divisions including Muzaffarabad, Poonch, and Mirpur to make comprehensive arrangements for delivering the polling bags and other related materials at respective polling stations.

The concerned Presiding Officers deployed on the polling stations were directed to adopt special security measures for the Elections of the AJK Legislative Assembly which is being held on July 25, 2021, on Sunday.

As per the notification, the Divisional Commissioners have been directed to make a strict monitoring system and carry on the Presiding Officers and polling staff along with polling bags and concerned material and deliver at the polling station with strict security measures and do the same after the election process was over and after starting the compile of results.

The notification continued and directed that to ensure the deployment of security staff at every polling station as mentioned in the chart and directed that security staff deployed at the office of the District Returning Officer and Returning Officers would be responsible for their security and would remain red alert till the final official results would be announced and the concerned security staff can only change his position with the permission of the concerned Returning Officer after the announcement of the final official results.

According to the notification, the Presiding Officer, Polling Staff and Polling Agents of the candidates only can be allowed to enter the polling station and the Presiding Officer for his facility only can deploy a security staff inside the polling station conditionally and the concerned security personnel does not affect the secrecy of the voter, besides, the security staff outside the polling station would have the responsibility to check the National Identity Card of the voter before allowing him to cast his/her vote.

The political parties have been directed to set up the polling camps away from the polling stations by following the SOPs besides. On the polling day, no political party worker can be allowed to induce the voter in his favor with the diameter of 400 meters of the polling station.

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