Municipal polls: Training prog for ROs, AROs, nodal officers held at Budgam

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BUDGAM: The District Administration Budgam on Saturdayconducted a daylong training programme (phase-II) for the designated returning officers, assistant returning officers and nodal officers for the smooth conduct of upcoming 4-phase municipal body elections at New Conference Hall here.
The elections for the 6 municipal committees – Budgam, Chadoora, Char-e-Shareef, Khansahab, Beerwah and Magam – are scheduled to be held between October 1 to 5, 2018.
During the meeting, the master trainers and trainers briefed that there are 72 total wards where elections will be held. Of these 72, 13 wards each are in Char-e-Shareef, Budgam, Beerwah, Magma, Chadoora and 7 in Khansahab.
During the training session, a power point presentation regarding scrutiny, filling up of nominations, rejection of nominations, qualification of nominations, completion of polling process till the conclusion of the declaration of the results was presented.
On the occasion, training about the smooth handling of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) was also imparted to ROs and AROs for the hassle-free conduct of voting. Besides written material as instructions guidance about the conduct of EVMs was also distributed among the designated officers.
The designated ROs and AROs were directed to cooperate fully with the administration in negotiating all requirements for smooth conduct of electioneering.