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Assam Poll ready for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, with 10,001 polling stations

Guwahati, April 18: For the smooth conduct of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in five parliamentary constituencies in Assam, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), has completed all necessary arrangements to conduct the polls in a free, fair, safe, and peaceful manner.

The ECI has already appointed Election Observers (EO) to keep a strong vigil on law and order, and expenditure among others.

Live monitoring and webcasting have been arranged by the CEO, Assam for monitoring of poll day proceedings as per ECI’s direction.

The total number of polling stations for the first phase of the LS polls in Assam is 10,001, out of which, 92 are model polling stations, 11 are Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) managed polling stations, and 752 are female-managed polling stations.

During these Lok Sabha elections, a total of 40,004 polling and presiding officers will be engaged and a total of 10,001 Ballot Units (BUs), 10,001 Control Units (CUs), and 10,001 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) will be used.

The ECI has also deputed Micro Observers for the critical polling stations. The mock poll starts 90 minutes before the commencement of the actual polls. As many as 35 candidates are in fray in five parliamentary constituencies of Assam- Kaziranga, Sonitpur, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and Jorhat, in the first phase of the general elections 2024.

A total of 86,47,869 electors will exercise their franchise in Phase 1 of the polls on Friday.

Out of these, 42,82,887 are male electors, 43,64,859 are female, and 123 are third gender.

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