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Mizoram ready for LS polls 2024: CEO Madhup Vyas

First Published: 6th April, 2024 19:27 IST

With barely two weeks left for the Lok Sabha elections, Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Madhup Vyas briefed the media on Saturday about the steps taken and arrangements made to ensure

With barely two weeks left for the Lok Sabha elections, Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Madhup Vyas briefed the media on Saturday about the steps taken and arrangements made to ensure free and fair conduct of elections.
Addressing the media on the law and order situation, CEO Madhup Vyas said Mizoram has 19 critical polling stations for which special measures have been taken for maintaining law and order. He added that more than 280 people have been bound down under various sections of IPC and CrPC and the drive for depositing firearms underway.
The Mizoram CEO further informed that the Aizawl district has the largest number of assembly constituencies with 12 ACs, Lunglei district has 6 ACs, six districts with 3 ACs each, one district with 1 AC; and two districts with 1 AC each.
There are 1276 polling stations, located in 1166 polling locations; with four auxiliary polling stations created in Lunglei district. 136 polling stations will be manned by all female personnel, one polling station manned exclusively by Persons with Disability, and seven polling stations manned by the youth staffs.
He added that the projected population is 14 lakhs and the number of voters is around 8.56 lakh. There is a favourable gender ratio, the gender ratio in 2024 roll which was published on 6th of February is 1064, so for 1000 male voters there are 1064 female voters.
Moreover, Mizoram has around 4980 service voters and 3243 Persons with Disability (PwD) Voters.
Mizoram CEO Vyas stated that home voting has started with 270 PwD voters and 1824 senior citizens who have applied for the home voting.
He further claimed 100% assured minimum facilities will be available at all the polling stations of the 9 districts with a shortfall of electricity at some location at Lunglei and Zawng districts where temporary connections will be made three days prior to the polling day.
The Mizoram CEO further affirmed that there are sufficient numbers of EVMs ans VVPATS. There are more than 6400 polling personnel who all have received three rounds of training. Along with this there are 58 micro observers, 1 RO and 12 AROs
Adding furthert, he said that required number of inter border meetings have been conducted by the Deputy Commissioners (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of the bordering districts and DG level meeting have also taken place with DGP Mizoram and other three states. Security have also been tightened at the two international borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram. Voting will take place in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 19. Counting of votes will take place on June 4.

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