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3rd round of training for polling personals begins at Shopian

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SHOPIAN, APRIL 29: Third and final round of election training for polling staff began at Shopian wherein 1500 polling personals are being trained in proper handling and operating of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Personal Audit Trail (VVPAT) besides briefing them about duties assigned to Presiding Officers and Polling Officers.

On the first day of the 5 day programme, 300 polling personals were imparted training by Assistant Election Returning Officer and District Level Master Trainers (DLMTs). Detailed deliberations were made on procedure for conduction of mock poll, tender votes, maintenance of poll diary, sealing election papers, sealing of EVMs and VVPATs after polling etc.

On the occasion, District Election Officer Dr Owais Ahmed briefed the presiding and polling officers about their role and responsibilities and asked them to ensure that all instructions regarding poll day are implemented in letter and spirit. He impressed upon them to maintain close coordination with each other and with sectoral and zonal magistrates for smooth and hassle free conduction of election. He said that all facilities are being made available for the polling parties and special care has been taken of their proper safety and security.

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