DEO Samba visits border villages; inspects polling stations, bunkers

Excelsior Correspondent

SAMBA, Apr 19: District Election Officer (DEO), Samba, Abhishek Sharma today visited border villages, during which he conducted comprehensive inspection of Polling Stations and bunkers in the area.
The inspection was aimed to evaluate the preparedness for upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024 in the district.
Accompanied by ASP, Surinder Choudhary, Nodal officer SVEEP Mohd Sayeed, DIO, Ashiq Rafiq, Tehsildar and other district and Sectoral officers, the DEO undertook a detailed visit to several polling stations including Green Polling Stations established at GMS Manguchak, GHS Sarthian and PS Chalyari Khurd-B.
These Green Polling Stations have Rain Water harvesting facility and solar plants. The Green polling booths will be decorated with twigs and leaves, and are set to witness no plastic usage.
The DEO took appraisal of arrangements for the night stay of polling staff and security personnel. The basic minimum amenities like electricity, water supply, sanitation facilities, and accessibility for differently-abled voters were also assessed at these polling stations.
During the inspection, the DEO engaged with the stakeholders and asked them to ensure all necessary arrangements are in place to facilitate smooth and efficient voting and other election related process. He directed the officers to submit the contingency route chart.
Expressing satisfaction over preparedness, the DEO underscored the importance of adhering to prescribed ECI guidelines at all polling stations, strong rooms and counting Halls.
He reiterated the unwavering commitment of administration to facilitate free, fair, and transparent elections, wherein every eligible citizen can exercise his /her democratic right with confidence and ease.