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Chief Electoral Officer announces guidelines to be followed for Assam by-polls; Read to know

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At the Assam Administrative Staff College, while communicating with the media, Nitin Khade, the Chief Electoral Officer mentioned that the by-polls will be taking place from 7 AM to 5 PM on the 30th of October. 

Strict guidelines issued by Khade 

Chief Electoral Officer

The following are the issued guidelines by the commission: 

The voting will start from early morning 7 AM and will close  at 5 PM on that very day. 

The gathering of public and organizing processions at the  time of nomination filing is restricted. 

Political parties are strictly warned against campaigning after  7 PM in the evening to 7 AM in the morning. 

Only a maximum of 5 people is granted to go for house-to-house campaigns. 

Roadshows, motor/bike/cycle rallies strictly prohibited

The number of star campaigners for national/state  recognized parties has been given the limit of 20 and 10 for  those of un-recognized registered parties in the midst of the  COVID-19 pandemic. 

The total number of vehicles granted for a candidate/political  party has been limited to 20 and the maximum number of  people permitted per vehicle is 50 percent of that of the total  capacity. 

The silence period is 72 hours before the end of the poll. 

A maximum of 2 vehicles with 3 persons each will be allowed  on the day of the poll. Security will be provided as per the  applicable existing guidelines. 

All COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing and use of  masks, sanitizers, thermal scanning, face shield, hand gloves,  etc need to be strictly followed along with all kinds of  activities. 

If at any given point any candidate or political party violates  any of the guidelines, the party will not be given permission  for further rallies and meetings. 

He shall not be allowed to campaign further in that  constituency or district if a star campaigner violates any of  the COVID protocols. 

Before taking their services all polling personnel and election  officials including the private people who shall be engaged in  the election duties must be double vaccinated. 

For each polling station, one health worker is to be appointed  as COVID nodal officer. 

Precautions to avoid the spread of Covid-19 taken: Khade 

COVID Chief The North-Eastern Chronicle

All the necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus  is taken, says Nitin Khade while addressing the media.

He also mentions that about 1.7 lakh polling personnel and staff  were vaccinated towards the end of March.


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