DIBRUGARH, March 6 - A day after poll schedules were announced by the Election Commission, the district administration on Saturday met local newsmen here to explain its preparedness for the conduct of the Assembly polls in the seven Assembly constituencies within the district. The polls will be held in the district in the first phase on April 4, 2016.
The seven Assembly constituencies within the district are 115 Moran, 116 Dibrugarh, 117 Lahowal, 118 Duliajan, 119 Tingkhong, 120 Naharkatia and 121 Chabua. There are altogether 1,228 polling stations in the district and total 8,88,028 voters including 4,35,695 female voters, Deputy Commissioner M S Manivannan said. Out of the 1,228 polling stations, 799 have been marked comparatively safe, 334 sensitive, 95 very sensitive and five critical.
As demanded by the Election Commission to provide basic minimum facilities during the polling like toilet, drinking water, shed for those in queue and provision for ramp etc., the district administration said it has made all arrangements as per the new regulation. For administrative convenience, security and law and order control purposes, the district has been divided and sub-divided into zones and sectors respectively with designated officers and police personnel, Manivannan said.
As per the schedule of elections, the District Magistrate said notification will be issued on March 11, and filing of the nominations would continue till March 18. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on March 19. Candidates seeking to withdraw candidature can do so by March 21. Polling will be held on April 4, and the counting of all the votes will be done on May 19.
From this election, the candidates are required to submit an additional affidavit on �No Due� to declare liabilities or dues to financial institutions and government like electricity bills, telephone bills, loan to bank, rent, income tax or any other bills and fees. For the campaign purposes, the candidates can spend a total of Rs 28 lakhs in his/her respective constituency.