Election Commission Prepares Contingency Plan For Facing Inclement Weather

640 polling booths declare hyper-sensitive

Shimla: With dipping temperatures threatening the onset of an early winter, the election commission today discussed a contingency plan that would be put into operation should the polling date face inclement weather.

Presiding over an election review meeting R Balakrishnan, Deputy Election Commissioner, asked official to be prepared with a contingency plan in case of inclement weather conditions. “The Election Commission had already prepared a contingency plan,” he said.

Stressing on the need for strict implementation of model code of conduct, the commissioner took stock of the election preparedness in the state. Poll observers have been asked to maintain vigil during the poll process and poll officials were asked to conduct videography of important public meetings.

Manisha Nanda, the chief electoral officer said that 5934 polling stations has been set up for holding the poll in 65 assembly constituencies on 19th December. Out of these 640 polling stations has been declared as hyper sensitive, 1083 sensitive and 4211 polling stations are normal.

Should a repoll be required in any constituency, it would be held on 22nd December and counting will take palace on 28th December, said Nanda.

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