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45 Model Polling Stations set up in Reasi

PTI 29 Nov 2014, 13:14:55 PM IST
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Jammu: To offer voters a pleasant and comfortable experience, 45 model polling stations have been set up in Reasi district where three Assembly segments will go to polls in the second phase of Assembly elections on December 2.

As per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India, district administration Reasi has set up 45 Model Polling Stations (MPS) in the district, District Election Officer Reasi, Shabir Ahmad Bhatt said.  

Gulabgarh has 10 Model Polling stations, Reasi has 20 MPS and Gool Arnas has 15 MPS, he said.  “These polling stations will be equipped with furniture, sofas and chairs for seating, first-aid centers, help desks, facilities for differently abled and elderly voters besides special assistance desk for women and signage”, he said.  

“There will be no queues and instead token will be given to voters as per their serial number on arrival, added DEO.

He stressed upon the concerned officers for giving festive look to all model polling stations. He said that Booth Level Officers (BLOs) along with a team of five officials at each polling station will be responsible for voters friendly services.

“The aim is to boost voter turnout and also offer the voters a pleasant and comfortable experience,” he said.