With election schedule for Lok Sabha elections announced by Election Commission of India on Sunday, a customary media briefing was called upon by Chhavi Bharadwaj Collector and District Election Officer at Collectorate.
According to information, in view of election schedule for Lok Sabha elections announced by Election Commission of India, Chhavi Bharadwaj, Collector and District Election Officer called upon a press conference. Addressing media people, she informed that, with announcement of poll schedule for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election, model code of conduct comes into immediate effect within Jabalpur parliamentary constituency. Some 17,90,000 voters would exercise their voting right for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in Jabalpur constituency.
On the issue of sensitive polling booths, Collector Bharadwaj said, the previous sensitive booth identified during Assembly election that stood at 386 remains the same. Polling in Madhya Pradesh would take place in the fourth phase of seven phases of polling of polling schedule announced by the Election Commission of India. Under the first phase, polling will begin on April 11 and last phase of polling on May 19. Polling will take place at Jabalpur on April 29 under the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
Counting of votes will take place on May 23. Election Commission has made it categorical to deal firmly with cases pertaining to property defacement. Any attempt to deface public property by political parties and their supporters would be dealt with a serious note. Any complaint pertaining to comission of name in voters’ list and other complaints would be attended to on 1950.
In view of directives issued by Election Commission of India, VVPAT will be used in polling stations. In previous Lok Sabha election, only EVM was used, but in this election, VVPAT is being used in all polling stations. Enumerating upon the election notification of Election Commission of India, she said, political advertisement on social media will need pre-certification.