Training on counting votes held for ROs and AROs

Training on counting  votes held for ROs and AROs
Participants during training programme for ROs and AROs for counting of votes. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAY 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/14/2019 11:27:54 AM IST

Chief electoral officer (CEO) Nagaland organized one-day training for returning officers (ROs) and assistant returning officers (AROs) in connection with counting of votes for general election to 1-Nagaland parliamentary constituency and by-election to 26-Aonglenden assembly constituency held at conference hall, commissioner office, Kohima on Tuesday.              

CEO Nagaland Abhijit Sinha in his key note reminded the ROs and AROs that counting of votes was one of the important stages of election process and urged everyone to assure correct and proper counting. He informed the gathering that counting of vote on May 23 would begin by 8 am and no closing time till it finished. CEO said this training is to give legal aspect of engagement for counting on paper slips of VVPAT and understanding as per the commission’s direction.

CEO said there would be 13 counting centres across the state including at commissioner’s office to count postal ballot and 12 election district counting centre for EVM and VVPAT. He said the result of the EVM counting from 12 locations would be transmitted to the ROs and commissioner, who will consolidate all the results after the whole process and declare the final result.

Dy. CEO Ruokuovituo Khezhie presented power-point on “legal provisions on counting of votes”, ACEO R. Mhathung spoke on “counting of EVM/VVPAT paper slips” and project manager Iliho spoke on “counting Suvidha and ETPBS”.   

Later, the participants including various districts’ deputy commissioners, ADCs, EAC, SDOs and others were taken to Kohima DC office to show the model counting centre. Around 36 persons from various district attended the training programme.


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