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    Assembly polls: ECI team to go to State

    They will hold discussions with political celebrations.

    They will hold discussions with political celebrations.

    A delegation from the Election Commission of India (ECI) will get here in the State on January 21 for a three-day visit ahead of the 2021 Assembly surveys.

    The three-member group led by Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain will analyze the preparations for the elections.

    On January 21, the delegation will hold one-on-one discussions with representatives of recognised nationwide celebrations and State political celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram.

    The ECI team will also hold conversations with the Chief Secretary, State Police Chief, Chief Electoral Officer, House Secretary, and the Secretary, Health. A major point of discussion will be the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the ECI. In Thiruvananthapuram, the delegation will likewise fulfill representatives of enforcement agencies, consisting of the Excise, Police, Sale Tax and Customs.

    The group will visit Kannur on January 22 and hold conversations with the District Collector and the District Authorities Chief.

    On the afternoon of the same day, the officials will go to Ernakulam for a videoconference with Collectors and District Police Chiefs.

    The group is also set up to go to Alappuzha on January23 “The ECI team will analyze the situation and examine our preparations for the elections, especially with regard to COVID-19 standards, during the visit to the State,” Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena stated.

    Postal tallies

    The feedback from the District Collectors that it is advisable to hold the elections in 2 stages given the COVID-19 scenario is most likely to be presented prior to the ECI group. This time, voters above 80 and individuals with impairments will be released postal ballots.

    Additionally, a minimum of 15,000 auxiliary polling stations will need to be established as each polling station will accommodate just a maximum of 1,000 citizens.

    This will also require extra workforce in regards to both polling authorities and security workers.

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