The state is all set to conduct the biennial election to the Maharashtra State Legislative on December 1.Divisional Commissioner, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar interacted with the media on Wednesday, and shared their plans regarding the election of Nagpur division graduate constituency.
While interacting with media, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar informed the details of candidates. Till November 17 a total of 31 nomination papers were filed in Nagpur Division Graduate Constituency, and nominations cancelled due to error 5, 7 candidates withdrew their nomination papers. Final number of candidates contesting elections, 19 (Candidates of recognized political parties at national and state level 2, Candidates of registered political parties besides the above 3, other candidates (Independent -14).
“A total of 2,06,454 electors have been identified from Nagpur Division Graduate Constituency out of which 1,02,809 total electors are from Nagpur. We have 320 polling stations this year out of which 162 total polling stations have been prepared in Nagpur” Dr. Sanjeev informed. This year as Nagpur is under the attack of the deadly COVID-19 virus we have made special arrangements for smooth elections as every vote is important. All the COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at all the polling stations, social distancing is a must, voters have to wear mask, and have to go through thermal screening before entering the premises, those whose temperature is above body temperature will be requested to cast their vote in the last hour. Marking will be done at every polling booth so that social distancing is maintained. The biennial election to the Maharashtra State Legislative which will be held on December 1 from 8 am till 5 pm. The last date for filing nominations was November 12 while the last date for withdrawal of candidature was November 17. Counting of votes will be done on December 3.
Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:
Every person shall wear a face mask during every election-related activity
At the entry of hall/room/premises used for election purposes:
(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs. As far as practicable, large halls should be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms. Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines.