Nagaland

Rehearsal on counting of votes conducted at Kohima

Rehearsal on counting of votes conducted at Kohima on Monday, November 9, 2020
(CEO Abhijit Sinha, General Observer, S.K Pradhan and DC & DEO Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A, during the rehearsal of counting of votes on Monday | Photo: DIPR)

Kohima November 09 (NEx): A rehearsal on counting of votes for Bye Election to the 14 Southern Angami I (ST) Assembly Constituency was carried out today, November 09, 2020 in the DC’s Conference Hall Kohima.

In presence of Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha along with Addl. CEO Moa Aier, General Observer, S.K Pradhan and Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Mohammed Ali Shihab A, the Counting Supervisors, Counting Assistants and Micro Observers carried out the counting procedures demonstrated by the District Level Master Trainers.

DC & DEO Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shihab A highlighted on the importance of counting procedures to be followed as per the guidelines and also called upon the counting officials to maintain decorum throughout the counting process.

Returning Officer and SDO (C) Ruopfukuotuo Noudi also appraised the officials to take serious note of the section 128 in the Representation of the People Act 1951 “maintenance of secrecy of voting” and to perform their assigned duties as per the ECI guidelines. He also highlighted on the other procedures to be carried out on the counting day.

Vote counting will take place tomorrow, November 10th, 2020 at both the constituencies, 14 Southern Angami and 60 Pungro-Kiphire for the by-election held at November 03, 2020.