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Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018: Notification for polls to be issued today

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018: The process of filing nomination papers by the candidates for the December 7 Rajasthan assembly election will also begin on Monday. The last date for filing the nominations will be November 19. The scrutiny of the nominations will be done on November 20 and the last day for withdrawal of the nominations will be November 22.

Updated: Nov 12, 2018 11:32:01

By HT Correspondent

District election officer Siddharth Mahajan in a meeting of returning officers (ROs) of all 19 assembly constituencies in Jaipur district on Sunday, November 11, 2018. (HT Photo )

The gazette notification for the Rajasthan assembly elections will be issued on Monday, said officials of the election office.

The process of filing nomination papers by the candidates for the December 7 election will begin the same day. The last date for filing the nominations will be November 19. The scrutiny of the nominations will be done on November 20 and the last day for withdrawal of the nominations will be November 22, the officials said.

In Jaipur, district election officer Siddharth Mahajan took a meeting of the returning officers (ROs) of all 19 assembly constituencies and instructed them to follow the election commission’s directions during the filing of nominations.

Mahajan also reviewed arrangements for the assembly elections and took feedback from the ROs one by one, telling them to feed information related to their constituencies in the designated forms and online on a regular basis.



He told the ROs to liaise with police officers of their areas to ensure compliance of the election commission orders including monitoring of CCTV cameras and video recording outside the ROs’ offices.

“No candidate will be allowed to take more than three vehicles within 100 metres of the RO office. They (candidates) will not be allowed to take more than four people, excluding the candidate, with them into the office of the ROs,” he said.

 

The Jaipur DEO also issued orders to dispose of applications for inclusion of names in the final electoral rolls received until November 9, ensure all facilities for electors, including those with disabilities, at polling stations, and ensure distribution of voter slips and guides to all electors through booth level officers (BLOs).

The ROs were directed to ensure live webcasting of critical polling stations, of all women polling booths, mixed polling booths, and to refer to the district-level MCMC committee issues related to paid news.

Additional district collector (first) Pukhraj Jain, ADM (second) and additional district election officer Naresh Kumar Malav, ADM (third) Arvind Shaktawat, ADM (South) Dhara Singh Meena and other officers of the district administration were present in the meeting.

First Published: Nov 12, 2018 09:19:29

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