JORHAT, March 6 - As the Jorhat district will go to polls in first phase on April 4, officers of the district administration said that they has made all necessary arrangements for conducting a free and fair election at all the polling stations of rural and urban areas across the length and breadth of the district.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant said that out of the total projected population of 11,41,604 of six Assembly constituencies falling under the jurisdiction of the district names of 7,72,904 voters were finalised for casting their mandates in the ensuing Assembly poll.
In the district, maximum number of eligible voters belong to the Jorhat Assembly constituency (1,59,958 voters) which is followed by Dergaon (1,44,363 voters), Titabor (1,33,450 voters), Teok (1,17,084 voters), Majuli (1,14,015 voters) and Mariyani (1,04,0,3400 voters) respectively.
It is to be mentioned that out of the 7,72,904 total electors of the six Assembly constituencies, 3,94,118 are male and 3,78,786 belong to female voters.
�If some young boys and girls of these constituencies completed 18 years of age on January 1, 2016 and their names are yet to be included among the eligible voters I request them to apply for the voting rights on of before March 18 this year,� said Deputy Commissioner Solanki.
Speaking on the preparation for the poll he said that Jorhat has been included in the pilot project of introducing Voters� Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system and the first round inspection of technical capabilities of a considerable number of electronic voting machines have already been completed in the district. Around 3,000 election officials will have to be engaged for the election process in the district, he said.
It is to be mentioned that Election Commission of India is installing three new software for the help of voters through which electors can lodge online complaints about the scarcity of basic amenities at the polling stations and the illegal activities committed by politicians and officials.
Attending the press conference, Jorhat Superintendent of Police Amanjeet Kaur said that police have already identified 191 very sensitive polling stations across the Jorhat police district that excludes river island Majuli.
�All kinds of necessary security arrangements have been taken up. We will get required number of force for the smooth conduct of free and fair poll across the district, �said SP Kaur.
She said that out of total 784 polling stations of Jorhat police district 191 were identified as very sensitive, 107 as sensitive and 486 as safe polling stations.
According to her, area-dominance will be intensified even at the remotest areas of the police district to prevent all kinds of threats to conduct a free and fair poll as per the Election Commission�s guidelines.