PANCHAYAT ELECTIONS: DEO Baramulla reviews Panchayat poll arrangements

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BARAMULLA: To review the arrangements put in place for the smooth and fair conduct of Panchayat polls scheduled for November 24, District Election Officer Baramulla, Nasir Ahmad Naqash on Wednesday chaired a meeting here.
A thorough discussion with regard to necessary arrangements including the deployment of poll staff, transportation of polling material, heating and lighting arrangements, security arrangements at the polling stations and other requisite arrangements was held, an official handout read.
Emphasising maintaining close coordination, the DEO stressed for working with synergy and enthusiasm so that elections are conducted in a free and fair manner. He directed for the deployment of polling staff and material well in advance at the respective polling stations, adding that such an exercise would help conduct the polls in a hassle-free manner, It read.
The DEO was briefed by the Deputy District Election Officer that in district Baramulla polling in two blocks has been scheduled in Phase-III in which 51 candidates for 15 sarpanch halqas and 151 candidates for 113 panch halqas are in the fray. He informed that 116 polling stations have been established wherein about 18,754 eligible voters can cast their votes, it added.