Mizoram Gears Up for Lok Sabha Vote Counting on June 4, Over 2,000 Officials Deployed

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Mizoram is fully prepared for counting of votes for the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat to be held on June 4, a senior official said.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Madhup Vyas said that over 2,000 officials, including Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officer, Counting Supervisor, Counting Assistant and Micro Observer will be deployed for counting across the state.

He said that a three-tier security arrangement has been in each of all the 13 counting centres across the state.

Moreover, CEO informed that there will be three counting centres in the state capital Aizawl and one each in other district headquarters.

Altogether, there will be 40 counting halls with 379 counting tables and each counting table will be supervised and monitored by one each of counting supervisor, counting agent and micro-observer. Thecounting centres will also be monitored by observers appointed by the Election Commission.

Counting will begin at 8 am on June 4 and postal ballot will be counted first followed by votes casted in EVMs, according to the CEO.

There are five assembly segments where there will be five rounds of counting, 4 rounds of counting in 15 assembly segments, 3 rounds in 18 assembly segments and 2 rounds of counting will take place in 2 assembly segments.

Media centres have been set up in all counting centres to ensure seamless distribution of information regarding elections results to the public, the CEO said.

Mizoram has only one Lok Sabha seat and 56.6 per cent of over 8.56 lakh voters casted their votes in the Lok Sabha polls held on April 19.

Six candidates, one each from ruling Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM), main opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Congress, BJP, People’s Conference (PC) party and an independent candidate had contested the polls.

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