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Polling station to be set up for relief camps inmates in Manipur

Imphal, Mar 17: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pradeep Kumar Jha on Saturday said the Election Commission of India(ECI) will set up special polling stations in relief camps of Manipur to facilitate voters displaced by the ethnic violence for them to cast their votes in the Lok Sabha polls.

Talking to the media persons in Imphal, the CEO said that the designated Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) would be appointed for each district to take the votes of the displaced persons in the relief camps.

The CEO said that of the two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur, polling will be held in Outer Manipur (reserved for the tribals) in two phases April 19 and April 26 while in the Inner Manipur seat polling would be held on April 19.

The displaced eligible voters, staying in the relief camps, are required to submit ID and related forms to the designated AROs at least 10-day before the date of poll.

According to the final electoral rolls of all 60 Assembly Constituencies, published on January 22, the total number of voters in Manipur is 20,26,623 including 10,47,929 women.

The total number of polling stations is 2955 in all 16 districts.

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