SRINAGAR: Female polling officials to be deployed at all-women polling stations in the Srinagar district in connection with the Lok Sabha elections were on Saturday imparted training at DC Office Srinagar here.
The training session included videos demonstrating duties of the polling personnel and hands-on training on use of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails or VVPATs.
Pertinently, eight polling stations one each in eight assembly constituencies of the district have been designated as all-women polling stations where both the polling officials and the immediate security staff will comprise females exclusively.
In a separate training session held here master trainers were imparted training on use of the Poll Star application.
Poll Star is an innovative and versatile platform for quick and error-free collection of polling statistics from presiding officers in polling booths.
The application is designed to meet the twin challenges of efficient collection of data and customized reporting of acquired inputs.