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Deputy Election Comm reviews election preparedness

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DE19_VINOD_G6S7_DE_1523115eJAMMU: Deputy Election Commissioner, Vinod Zutshi convened a meeting with the representatives of various political parties to review the preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections .
Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sushma Chauhan and Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Rashpal Singh and other senior officers attended the meeting
Threadbare discussions were held on various issues pertaining to the summary revisions of electoral rolls, roping in of new voters, preparation of error-free electoral rolls etc
Mr Zutshi said that it is vital that there are no errors in the electoral rolls and stressed that active participation of all the stake holders is vital for Special Summary Revision of electoral rolls conducted in order to make addition of fresh eligible voters, delete wrong entries and settle claims and objections .He asked the representatives of all the political parties to ensure their cooperation to the concerned field functionaries in preparing error free electoral rolls .In this regard he also informed that to facilitate the voters and provide them information a help line would be established soon so that they can have access to the required information .
Mr Zutshi apprised the participants about the various steps to ensure fair free and peaceful elections and also regarding the model code of conduct during the elections. He said that the election commission in order to ensure fair elections and to induce accountability will appoint observers for expenditure monitoring .Information pertaining to the issues related to Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), setting up of polling booths and their accessibility issues etc were also discussed during the meeting .
Mr ZUTSHI said that the deliberations with the participants would be help the commission to plug in the loopholes and streamline the process further to create a conducive environment for free and fair election process.

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