DEO Doda holds 2nd round of meeting with political representatives

District Election Officer Doda Vikas Sharma today convened the second round of meeting with representatives of the political parties and discussed the objections/suggestions submitted by them on the draft notification for the rationalization of polling stations.
Speaking at the meeting, the DEO said the new polling stations have been proposed keeping in view the convenience of the voters and norms of the ECI. He asserted that the department was focusing on making provision of all basic minimum essential facilities at all the 451 polling stations in the district.
The DEO urged the political parties to go through the proposed draft which includes total electorates, areas falling in and around the polling station, and record comments/ rectification, if required for smooth, fair and transparent elections.
The DEO directed the election cell to scrutinise and submit the objections/ suggestions received from political parties after due verification so that final draft notification was submitted to the concerned authorities well before the last date fixed by the Chief Electoral Officer J&K.
Meanwhile, the DEO also received 609 updated sealed VVPAT machines in presence of representatives of political parties, which shall be properly scanned and stored in the warehouse of Election Cell in the DC office complex Doda.
Among others present at the meeting were Dy. DEO Akhtar Hussain Qazi; Election Naib Tehsildar Angrez Singh and other concerned officers.