Lok Sabah Elections 2024 : DEO Kupwara takes review of Polling station preparations , accessibility

Kupwara, April 4 : In order to review the progress of preparations being put in place with regard to Polling station preparations , accessibility for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections in Kupwara district , a meeting on Thursday was held under the Chairpersonship of the District Election Officer (DEO) Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi Sudan (IAS) at Mini- Meeting Hall of the DC Office Complex here.The DEO took a detailed appraisal from Nodal Officer welfare, ACD Kupwara and BDOs about the arrangements being made at Polling Stations, their accessibility and AMFs.On the occasion, the DEO directed, Nodal officer Polling stations/ BDOs, to check polling stations so that all requisite/Assured Minimum Facilities(AMFs) electricity, Water supply , Shade , ramp and functional toilet facilities at the all 607 designated polling stations is ensured, besides making all welfare measures for the polling staff and Security Personnel on polling day.DEO instructed that Aanganwadi workers and ASHAs will take care of queue management of women voters during the poll day.She stressed on the officers to focus on AMFs and arrange additional chairs and facilities of shade for ailing voters, PwD voters, elderly and Women.

The DEO directed the BDOs to identify the few model polling stations in each assembly segment of the district as model polling stations and undertake some innovative activities, beautification, display of local traditional artifacts, so that these polling stations give a festive look on the Poll day and the district gets appreciation.

The meeting was attended by Special Nodal Officer Elections, Sameer Jan, Nodal officer Welfare, Hakeem Tanveer, ACD Kupwara, Muhammad Muzaffar, CMO Kupwara, Dr. Ramzan, BDOs besides other concerned Officers.