Everybody on election obligation for the upcoming Meeting elections in 5 states shall be vaccinated towards COVID-19 earlier than polling day, the Election Fee mentioned on Friday.
Voting will happen for 126 seats in Assam, 234 in Tamil Nadu, 294 in West Bengal, 140 in Kerala and 30 in Puducherry.
Almost 18.68 crore electors shall be eligible to vote at 2.7 lakh polling stations for 824 seats in 5 meeting elections, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora mentioned at a press convention in Delhi.
Preparations shall be put in place for candidates to file their nominations on-line for the 5 meeting polls. Voting shall be allowed for a further hour, holding in thoughts COVID-19 security pointers, he mentioned.
Additionally, webcasting preparations shall be in place at polling stations in essential and susceptible areas, whereas enough CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) deployment shall be ensured for the meeting polls, Mr Arora mentioned.
All essential and susceptible areas have been recognized and advance groups have been already deployed throughout all 4 states and one union territory Puducherry going to the polls, he added.
He mentioned door-to-door campaigning shall be restricted to 5 individuals, together with the candidate, whereas roadshows shall be allowed with a most of 5 autos.
Mr Arora mentioned the nationwide vaccination drive has made the scenario extra conducive for conducting elections and the Well being Ministry has declared everybody on ballot obligation as frontline staff for the vaccine objective.
All ballot officers shall be vaccinated earlier than the elections, Mr Arora mentioned.
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