Collector and District Election Authority V Vinay Chand said on Wednesday that election staff should be aware of election guidelines. They should know about their duties during and after the municipal elections.
Addressing the polling officials, including Returning Officers(ROs), at a training camp here, the collector asked them to prepare the draft ballot papers before the last date for withdrawal of nominations (March 3). He said the ballot papers should be prepared as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India. He said owing to the paucity of time, the ballot papers for service voters should be sent in 4 hours. The ROs should impart training to the election staff, the collector added.
Sensitive and hyper-sensitive areas should be identified and security personnel will be deployed there. The arrangement should be made for videography and webcasting of polling. Micro observers have been appointed, he said, adding that polling agents should be given letters by the elections officers.