On February 7, a team of poll officials led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra arrived in Manipur.
CEC Sushil Chandra reaches Manipur:
The team led by Sushil Chandra is on a two day visit to review preparedness for the forthcoming Assembly polls in the state. The CEC has arrived in Imphal along with Election Commissioners Rajiv Kumar and Anup Chandra Pandey, among others.
Sushil Chandra and his team interacted with the representatives of recognised political parties, district election officers (DEOs) and superintendents of police (SPs) in Imphal on February 7.
Different initiatives launched:
Besides, the CEC launched an awareness video in the local language on C-VIGIL, in addition to a video specially targeted at Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). The second video includes voice over, sign language and written messages for the convenience of PwD voters.
On the same day, the CEC released a booklet titled “No Voter To Be Left Behind”, which mentions the activities taken up in collaboration with the Handicapped Development Foundation (HDF) in all districts of Manipur. Besides all these, he has also launched the ‘Know Your Candidate App’ explainer video in Manipuri.
The state is going to the polls in two phases on February 27 and March 3. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
According to the final voters’ list published on January 5, there are 9,85,199 male, 10,49,639 female, 208 transgender, and 14,565 PwD voters. The total number of polling stations in the state is 2,959.