North Lakhimpur, March 3: The Lakhimpur District Administration has geared up for conducting free and fair poll across its four Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs). The four LACs of the district—109 Bihpuria LAC, 110 Nowboicha LAC, 111 Lakhimpur LAC and 112 Dhakuwakhana LAC will go for polls on March 27 in first phase of the assembly polls of the state. Sources in the district administration at North Lakhimpur said that the initial arrangements related to polling process had already begun with the training of the Master Trainers for polling.

A total of 7,66,717 electors of the district will cast their franchise in the ensuing election across the four LACs of the district. The LAC-wise distributions of the electors of the district are — 1,50,178, (male 76,271, female 73,907) in Bihpuria LAC, 2,21,651 (male 1,12,117, female 1,09,533) in Nowboicha LAC, 1,85818 (male 93,513, female 92,306) in Lakhimpur LAC and 2,09,070 (male 1,05,430, female 1,03,640) in Dhakuwakhona LAC.

The Lakhimpur district administration has also made elaborate arrangements for voters having COVID-19 positive history or of suspected COVID-19 cases for postal ballots as per guidelines issued under COVID-19 Protocol. Moreover, the Persons with Disabilities and the senior citizens above 80 years can also avail the same opportunity to exercise their franchise this time in polls. Thermal screening will be conducted on voters at each and every polling station keeping the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in view on the poll schedule. It has also been made mandatory for polling personnel to wear PPE kits in the polling stations.

The Covid-19 protocol for the polls also have made every candidate to use only two vehicles while going to submit his or her nomination papers, with only two accompanying persons before the Returning Officer.  Meanwhile the district administration of Lakhimpur has removed all the banners, posters, hoardings of various political parties and displays of various state government schemes from the public places.