DIMAPUR, March 2 - A day before the counting of votes, re-polling in 12 polling stations and fresh poll at Ladaigarh polling station in Nagaland on Friday passed off peacefully, recording 73.05 per cent voter turnout. Polling started at 7 am and ended at 3 pm.
Counting of votes of the Assembly polls will take place tomorrow from 8 am. The percentage of votes cast during the polling on February 27 was little over 80 per cent.
Re-polling at Upper AG Colony under Kohima Town Assembly constituency, held under tight security, recorded 68.66 per cent polling with around 664 electors casting their votes out of a total of 967.
Livecasting of votes was done with additional CCTVs installed for monitoring the election process. The village council members and volunteers took active part in peaceful conduct of re-poll.
In polling station at Samziuram �A� Sector under Peren Assembly constituency, 71.70 per cent of voters turned up to exercise their franchise.
Detailed reports from other far-flung polling stations of the State where re-polling was held and fresh poll at Ladaigarh polling station are awaited.
Meanwhile, apprehending serious law and order situation during the counting of votes in Zunheboto town on Saturday, Zunheboto district administration has promulgated Section 144 CrPC in the town prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons with immediate effect.
Zuheboto DC and District Magistrate Tridibesh Roy, in an order, on Friday said no individuals are allowed to move out with any kind of arms or lethal weapons.
All personnel deployed on election duty including the polling officials, security personnel, observers, micro observers, medical personnel, PHE and Power Department staff on duty, fire and emergencies and staff of district administration have been exempted from the purview of the prohibition.
Counting of votes for all the five constituencies under Dimapur district will be held at Dimapur DC Office.
EC had yesterday ordered the re-poll in 12 polling stations spread over six districts of Nagaland on March 2. The Commission also ordered fresh poll in Ladaigarh polling station No. 1 under Tamlu Assembly constituency in Longleng district in an alternative temporary structure on Friday.
Polling in Ladaigarh polling station bordering Assam could not be conducted as Assam Armed Police prevented the polling personnel from Nagaland from proceeding to the station on the polling day on February 27. There are 352 electors under this polling station.
The Assam administration has been claiming that the Ladaigarh polling station falls under disputed area whereas Nagaland Government claims Ladaigarh village is an �undisputed� Phom Naga village under Tamlu sub-division and RD Block in Longleng district having a Government Primary School recognised by Nagaland Government.