First time special care has been taken to prevent the spread of Corona during the election
Special guidelines have been issued by the Election Commission regarding Coronavirus to prevent the spread of infection during the eight Assembly by-elections in the state and for voters to exercise their franchise without fear. This will have to be strictly followed by all the officials-employees, candidates as well as voters involved in the election work during the by-election of the concerned assembly.
Intensive work has been carried out by the district election machinery under the guidance of District Election Officer and Collector Shalini Agarwal. If we look at the guidelines given by the Election Commission, many things are happening for the first time in the elections so far. Due to Corona, it is planned that only 1000 voters can cast their votes from each polling station. Due to which 6 more new polling stations are being formed in this assembly constituency and this time voters will cast their votes from a total of 311 polling stations in this assembly constituency.
On polling day, a health worker will be kept at the entrance of the polling station with a thermal gun as well as a sanitizer. He will measure the temperature of the voter coming to the polls and if the temperature of the voter is higher than the normal limit, they will be persuaded to vote in the last hour or they will be arranged to sit in the waiting room. In addition to this, arrangements will be made to collect the information of the voters who are under quarantine due to Corona in advance and inform them that they will come for voting during the last hour of polling. In view of the Corona epidemic, the polling time has been extended from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
In addition, masks, hand gloves and face shields will be provided to all employees involved in the voting process on polling day, as well as masks for voters who come without wearing it. Good disposable hand gloves will be make available for all voters.
In addition, priority will be given to the elderly, disabled and pregnant voters. Help desks as well as sanitizers, hand washing soap and water systems will be made available at each polling station. In order to maintain social distance at the polling station, a circle will be made at a distance of 2-3 feet for the voters.
Apart from this, health check-ups will also be conducted on the officers and employees involved in the election operations at the receiving and dispatching centers. If anyone shows corona symptoms during this test, the officer-employee will be tested for antigen and if he / she tests positive for corona during this test, he / she will not be assigned election work. For this, the District Health Officer has been appointed as the nodal officer to ensure all the necessary arrangements regarding corona at the polling stations.
The Center-State Election Commission is taking all necessary steps to ensure that voters can exercise their franchise without fear even in the midst of the Corona pandemic and that voting does not spread any kind of Covid transition. The administration request everyone to exercise their right without fear and follow Covid 19 guidelines to save themselves as well as others.
The by-election of Karjan assembly seat will be held on Tuesday 3.11.2020, While counting of votes will be conducted on 10.11.2020. Under the guidance of District Election Officer and Collector Shalini Agarwal, all the preparations for the by-elections have been completed by the District Electoral System. Polling teams will be dispatched from the dispatch center at Karjan on 2nd November tomorrow at 311 polling stations.
The Karjan constituency has a total of 2,04,608 registered voters including 1,04,834 male, 99,761 female and 13 others. While there are a total of 311 polling stations including 246 main polling stations and 65 supplementary polling stations.
As per the instructions of the Election Commission, 65 supplementary polling stations have been set up at Karjan constituency due to Covid-19.