Over 1.83 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming Assembly Elections in Haryana, said officials in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
A special campaign will be introduced by the Haryana Chief Electoral Officer under which each polling booth will be covered, said the officials.
In this campaign, information about VVPAT and EVM machines will be offered to the people through a specially dedicated vehicle, they said.
After the process of addition and removal of voters’ names, the total number of voters in Haryana are 18298714, added the officials.
The information was offered in a review meeting of preparations for the forthcoming Assembly Elections in Haryana, which was organized by the Election Commission of India (ECI), according to an official release.
The meeting was chaired by Senior Deputy Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India Sandeep Saxena. Director-General of the Election Commission of India Dilip Sharma was also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, Mr. Saxena has asked the officials to make special arrangements for disable voters to facilitate them to cast their votes at respective polling station so that they don’t face any obstacle on the Election Day.
Mr. Saxena continued that efforts should be taken to offer such facilities in small towns and urban areas.
He further directed the officers to keep a close watch on the expenditure of the election process in Vidhan Sabha.
Besides this, webcasting to be carried out over 10 percent of the total polling booths.
Police Department has directed to set-up police check-post in districts connecting borders so that there should be no problem. He further asked the officers to hold meetings with the officials of such States and Union Territories.
Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal said in the meeting that a special campaign is being organized to make female voters aware so that they can exercise their franchise in the forthcoming assembly polls.
Besides this, college students, who are above 18, are also being campaigned to cast their votes.
Mr. Agarwal said that if anyone hasn’t cast their vote till date but has attained the age of 18-years or above as on January 1, 2019, they should vote at the earliest.
Additional Director General of Police and State Nodal Officer for Assembly Elections Navdeep Singh Virk has also made a presentation for the forthcoming elections, in which he informed that around 258 police check-post have been developed in the state.
He also informed that 38 arms had been confiscated, 156 people had been detained, 40862 license arms had been deposited, and 120 people had been bound.