AIZAWL, April 9 - Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra today said 4,409 security personnel, including 12 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), would be deployed for the election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in the State.
Election to the Mizoram Lok Sabha seat will be held on Thursday and 141 polling parties on Tuesday left for far-flung polling stations from respective district headquarters.
Addressing a media conference here, Kundra said that the rest of the polling parties would leave the district headquarters by Wednesday.
He said that 4,812 polling personnel, including 1,190 presiding officers, would conduct the polling to the Lok Sabha election and the by-poll to the Aizawl West-I Assembly seat.
Of the 7,78,777 voters in the State, 4,04,169 are female voters who outnumber their male counterpart, while there are five third gender voters and 3,331 voters who have been identified as persons with disabilities (PwDs).
Kundra said that the Mizos can be termed as a young voting society as 63.68 per cent of the electorate belongs to the age group of 18 to 39.
He said that the polling personnel were advised to bring along polythene bags for protection of polling materials after heavy rains had hit the State since Monday.
He said that a total of 36 strongrooms had been set up at all the eight district headquarters where the EVMs would be kept after the end of the polling. � PTI