Last round training to Presiding & Polling Officers commences in North district

Mangan, 04 Apr (IPR): Three-daylong last round of training to the Presiding Officers and Polling officers in connection with their duty on polling day and a day prior to poll day commenced today here at the conference hall of Zilla Bhawan, North. National level trainer cum SDM, Kabi, Mr. Mahesh Sharma, imparted the training.

The training programme will conclude on 6th April and shall be carried out in two shifts i.e. morning and evening shifts. As informed by the master trainer, Mr. Sharma, there is 11 groups in each shift which includes 6 members of Polling team viz. one Presiding Officer and 5 Polling Officers in each group.

Mr. Sharma explained about the roles and responsibilities of the Presiding Officers and Polling Officers as assigned to them for Poll day through power point presentation. By any circumstances if Presiding Officer remains absent on poll day, Polling Officer-1 will take charge with full responsibility, he informed.

He said that the Mock Poll of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to be done at the Polling Station before the casting of Vote. He also made clear to them about the duty of Presiding and Polling Officers after the poll is over. After the training, a hand on training on Mock Poll to all trainees was conducted.

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