Polling Station to be managed by women: On Saturday, EC ( Election Commission) announced that at least one polling station will be managed exclusively by women. It will be set up in every assembly constituency in the five states where the elections are being held soon.
Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh will be having at least one polling station managed exclusively by women.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is firmly committed towards gender equality and greater constructive participation of women in the election process as much as possible. All the election staff including police and security personnel would be women in such polling stations during the upcoming elections.
ECI has mandated that at least one polling station will be managed exclusively by women, shall be set up in every Assembly constituency. Our officers have identified much more than that. There are 690 Assembly seats but we are setting up 1620 such polling booths," said Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.
There are over thirteen crore electors who will be taking part in the assembly elections this year. It has been observed that there has been an increase in women's participation in elections. According to the Chief Election Commissioner, the gender ratio has also increased in all the states.
A total of 18.34 crore electors including service voters will take part in this election out of which 8.55 crore are women electors: Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on five States going to polls. Sushil Chandra also highlighted that there are 24.9 lakh first-time electors who have registered in the five states.
Election Commission has three broad objectives: Covid-safe elections, easy elections, and maximum voter participation as stated by Chief Election Officer, Sushil Chandra. He also said, “We have to conduct elections in a way which saves voters and parties.”
“We have been working on election preparedness for the past 6 months. Keeping Omicron in view we will take all precautions possible,” he added.
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