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Training of poll staff held in Bandipora

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BANDIPORA, NOVEMBER 10: The District Election Authorities Bandipora on Saturday organized a special training session for polling staff of Bandipora district in view of the upcoming Panchayat elections.

The training session was chaired by Nodal Officer Training Management, Mohammad Rafiq Parray while District level Master Trainers Mohammad Ramzan Bhat and Mohammad Iqbal Samoon imparted training to the polling staff.

The polling staff including Presiding Officers (POs), P1, P2, P3 and other concerned staff of District Bandipora were informed about the process of polling including collection of polling material, different steps to be followed during polling to ensure secrecy, powers and duties of the presiding officers, handling of ballot boxes and allied papers, counting of votes and other processes and procedures to be adopted for the smooth conduct of Panchayat elections.

Officials informed that it is essential for every Presiding Officer to understand their role and responsibilities properly so that they shall perform their duties in a professional manner for successful elections in the district.

The trainers advised the polling staff to go through the Election handbook for acquiring proper knowledge about poll process. All facilities and proper support from the district administration will be provided to the polling staff, they added.

The trainers also sensitised the participants about Model Code of Conduct, Nomination Process, Scrutiny of Nomination Forms, Withdrawal of Candidature and procedure for submission of various forms by the candidate including affidavit and other documents.

A detailed presentation was given by the trainers regarding scrutiny, filling up of nominations, rejection of nominations, qualification of nominations and completion of polling process till the conclusion of the declaration of the results. Trainers called upon the concerned officers to stay prepared well before the polls.

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