HAILAKANDI, March 31 - Three women-run polling stations have been prepared by the district administration in Hailakandi as per the instructions of the Election Commission.
One polling station each has been selected from the three Assembly constituencies in Hailakandi district. Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Malay Bora said that the three selected polling stations are Janakicharan Higher Secondary School of Katakhal under the Algapur LAC, Pran Krishna Girls� Higher Secondary School under the Katlicherra LAC and Indrakumari Girls� Higher Secondary School under the Hailakandi LAC.
A special training programme for these women-run polling booths was also held at the Officers� Recreation Centre here. Altogether, 24 women officials of the district participated in it. The in-charge of Personnel Cell and the Chief Executive Officer of Hailakandi Zilla Parishad, Rupak Gupta, resource person AR Ahmed, Project Director in-charge of Hailakandi District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Salil Purkayastha and others conducted the training and presented live demonstrations to the trainees.
Meanwhile, the district administration has already appointed 2,232 poll officials for conducting the elections in 555 polling stations in the three Assembly constituencies of the district. In total, 734 poll officials have been appointed for 183 polling stations under the Hailakandi LAC, while 784 officials will man 195 polling stations under the Katlicherra LAC. As many as 714 officials have been deployed for 177 polling stations under the Algapur LAC.
A total of 447 officials will be kept in reserve. Officials will be sent on April 3 to various polling stations with voting materials, said an official of the district administration. The administration has already appointed 108 micro observers for the 120 sensitive and hypersensitive polling booths in the district.
The district has been divided into eight zones where eight zonal officers and 62 sector officers have also been appointed. The training of all the officials has already been completed in Hailakandi district. The district administration has emphasised on the generation of awareness among voters and various programmes have been held to motivate the voters, particularly the young generation.
Deputy Commissioner Malay Bora urged the people to extend cooperation towards conducting the election process smoothly.
The fate of the 50 candidates in the three LACs of the district will be decided by 4,53,696 voters on April 4. Of them, 2,40,962 are male and 2,12,734 are female.