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Reasi to go for polls on Dec 2, 238170 voters to exercise their franchise(27 Oct 2014)
The elections to the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir comprising of 87 segments would be held in five phases commencing from October 28, 2014 and concluding on December 29, 2014, In Reasi district polling for all the three segments including Gulabgarh, Reasi and Gool Arnas will go on December 2 (second phase) and 238170 voters to exercise their franchise including 126039 male and 112131 female voters at 403 polling stations.
The information was given by the District Electoral Officer, Shabir Amhad Bhatt while interacting with the members of media here this afternoon. District Election Officer said that the elections would be held in free and fair manner and adequate deployment of security forces, Election Observers and other related things have been put in place.
The District Election Officer further said that the notifications for the second phase November 07, 2014, the last date for filing nominations is November 14, he maintained. He further said that scrutiny of papers would be held on November 15, the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers would be November 17 he added.
District Election Officer further added that in order to mobilise masses on the SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education & Electoral Participation) a calendar has been chalked out. All departments are assisting for creating awareness among electors about electoral participation and coverage of left out voters, he said adding that District Administration Reasi is all set for this mammoth exercise and about 403 polling stations and three Assembly Constituencies will witness this exercise at Panchayat level. Administration has linked 403 polling stations with 147 panchayats where functions will be held under SVEEP in day long proceedings. NGOs, social, educational, political and even religious associations / organisations have been involved for this purpose, he added.
A “Special Voters Awareness Drive” which included motorbike rally, rallies by school children, symposiums, Nukad Nataks has already been launched by DDC Reasi since September under SVEEP for ensuring cent per cent voter coverage.