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Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
Preparation for Polling -India Election 2014
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  • 1. WELCOME GENERAL ELECTION 2014 Dear brothers, sisters and friends
  • 2. I. NOTIFICATION II. NOMINATION III. SCRUTINY AND ALLOTMENT OF SYMBOLS IV. BALLOT PAPERS V. COMMISSIONING OF E.V.M VI. ARRANGEMENTS FOR POLL VII. CONDUCT OF POLL VIII. COUNTING OF VOTES IX. A/C OF ELECTION EXPENSES ELECTION PROCEDURES (PUT IT INTO NUTSHELL)
  • 3. AMENDMENTS As amended in the Conduct of Election Amendment)Rules, 2013, after rule 49Athe proviso is added that a printer with a drop box of such design as approved by the ECI, may be attached to a voting machine for printing a paper trail of the vote, in such constituency or Constituencies or part thereof as the ECI may direct. This instrument is known as the Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)
  • 4. After the panel containing the name and particulars of the last candidate on the ballot paper for Postal Ballot, EVM Ballot as well as Tender and Braille ballot, there shall be a panel below the last panel with the words „None of the Above‟ written therein, for the benefit of those electors who may wish to exercise the option of not voting for any of the candidates in the fray. Those words shall be written in the same language or languages as used in case of names of candidates. The size of the panel shall be the same as in the case of the candidates. N O T A
  • 5. 2001 10521431 11200533 21721964 2004 10168428 10957045 21125473 2006 10343927 11140010 21483937 2007 10101094 10828052 20929146 2008 10238507 10975353 21213860 2009 10528581 11330955 21859536 2010 10763121 11668744 22431865 2011 10959115 11919652 22878767 2012 11188903 12149754 23338657 2013 11330240 12228390 23558630
  • 6. ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTS Now, therefore, after taking into account all relevant factors and the legal and factual position, the Election Commission hereby directs that all electors in each of the 60 Assembly Constituencies, in Manipur, for the general election notified on 4th January, 2012, shall produce their EPIC for establishing their identity before casting their votes. Electors who do not have EPIC shall have to produce any of the following alternative photo documents for establishing their identity
  • 7. ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTS (i) Passport, (ii) Driving Licence, (iii) Income Tax Identity ( PAN ) Card, (iv) Service Identity Cards having photograph, issued to its employees by State/Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Local Bodies or Public Limited Companies, (v) Passbook with Photograph issued by Public Sector Banks/Post Office and Kisan Passbook (Accounts opened on or before 31-12-2011),
  • 8. ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTS (vi) SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by competent authority with photograph issued on or 31-12-2011, (vii)Pension Documents such as ex-servicemen‟s Pension Book/Pension Payment Order, ex-servicemen‟s Widow/Dependent Certificates, Old Age Pension Order, Widow Pension Order with photograph (issued on or before 31-12-2011), (viii) Freedom Fighter Identity Card with photograph. (ix) Arms Licenses with photograph, issued on or before 31-12-2011
  • 9. ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTS (x) Certificate of Physical Handicap with photograph issued by the Competent Authority on or before 31-12-2011, (xi) Health Insurance Scheme Smart Card with photograph (Ministry of Labour‟s Scheme) issued up to 31-12-2011, (xii) Property Document with Photograph such as pattas, Registered Deeds, etc. (xiii) Job Cards with photograph under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme issued on or before 31-12- 2011, (xiv) Authenticated „Photo Voter Slip‟ issued by Election Machinery
  • 10. a. Constitution of India b. Representation of Peoples Act, 1950 c. Representation of Peoples Act, 1951 d. Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 e. Election Symbols (Reservation and allotment) order 1968 f. Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order g. Indian Penal Code 1860 HOLY BOOKS OF ELECTION
  • 11. Article 324 (1) - The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice- President held under this Constitution shall be vested in the Election Commission. Article 324 (2) – The Election Commission shall consist of the Chief Election Commissioner and such number of other Election Commissioners, if any, as the President may from time to time fix and the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners shall, subject to the provisions of any law made in that behalf by Parliament, be made by the President. Article 324 (3) – When any other Election Commissioner is so appointed the Chief Election Commissioner shall act as the Chairman of the Election Commission.
  • 12. Representation of the People Act, 1951 • 26. Appointment of presiding officers for polling stations.—(1) The district election officer shall appoint a presiding officer for each polling station and such polling officer or officers as he thinks necessary, but he shall not appoint any person who has been employed by or on behalf of, or has been otherwise working for, a candidate in or about the election
  • 13. [Provided further that nothing in this sub- section shall prevent the [district election officer] from appointing the same person to be the presiding officer for more than one polling station in the same premises.] 26(2) A polling officer shall, if so directed by the presiding officer, perform all or any of the functions of a presiding officer under this Act or any rules or orders made there under.
  • 14. ABSENCE OF A PRESIDING OFFICER • 26(3) If the presiding officer, owing to illness or other unavoidable cause, is obliged to absent himself from the polling station, his functions shall be performed by such polling officer as has been previously authorized by the [district election officer] to perform such functions during any such absence
  • 15. 27. General duty of the presiding officer. • It shall be the general duty of the presiding officer at a polling station to keep order thereat and to see that the poll is fairly taken.
  • 16. 28. Duties of a Polling Officer • It shall be the duty of the Polling Officers at a polling station to assist the Presiding Officer for such station in the performance of his function.
  • 17. 28A. Returning officer, presiding officer, etc., deemed to be on deputation to Election Commission • . —The returning officer, assistant returning officer, presiding officer, polling officer, and any other officer appointed under this Part, and any police officer designated for the time being by the State Government, for the conduct of any election shall be deemed to be on deputation to the Election Commission for the period commencing on and from the date of the notification calling for such election and ending with the date of declaration of the results of such election and accordingly, such officers shall, during that period, be subject to the control, superintendence and discipline of the Election Commission.
  • 18. 134. Breaches of official duty in connection with election • 1) If any person to whom this section applies is without reasonable cause guilty of any act or omission in breach of his official duty, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees. • (1A) An offence punishable under sub- section (1) shall be cognizable.]
  • 19. II. ON THE DAY PREVIOUS TO POLL III. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL IV DURING THE POLL 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICIALS 1. ATTEND TRAINING CLASSES,BE AWARE ABOUT ELECTION ACT AND RULES,NOTIFICATIONS ETC. V. END OF THE POLL
  • 20. 128. Maintenance of Secrecy of voting
  • 21. Clarify your doubts 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTION PROCEDURES You must not miss any of the training classes, lest you should find yourself groping in the dark for the various important instructions Attend all rehearsal and Training Classes
  • 22. 1.EARLY Arrival at the Distribution Centre 2. Identification of polling station 3. Familiarizing the Polling Team 4. Itinerary to and from the PS 5. Collection of Polling Materials. 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs II. ON THE DAY PREVIOUS TO POLL
  • 23. NOT 4 A QUIZ • BUT ONLY 4 YOUR SAKE, • AFTER THIS CLASS,ANSWER A QUESTENNAIRE OF 20
  • 24. CONTROL UNIT BALLOTING UNIT
  • 25. CU –IC--BU
  • 26. CHECKING OF E V M • VERIFY No. and NAME OF P S ON ADDRESS TAG • Cand. Set section of CU is duly sealed • COMPARE THE MACHINE NUMBER ON METAL LABEL AND STICKER., • P S No. INDICATED ON STICKER AND ADDRESS TAG. • Check battery power by put to ON switch, after that put OFF .
  • 27. Ballot Unit • If candidates is 2 to 15 One BU is Needed. • Slide switch set by RO at position 1 . • Ballot paper fixed on BU properly alligned. • BU is duly sealed & secured in 2 places.
  • 28. BU
  • 29. 1.Marked copy of PHOTO Electoral roll 2.Register of Voters (17 A) 3.Voters Slip 4.Indelible ink 5.Tendered Ballot paper 6.Arrow cross mark 7.Self inking pad 8.Metal seal 9.Copy of specimen signature of candidate / Election agent MOST IMPORTANT POLLING MATERIALS
  • 30. 17. P.Os. REPORT TO OBSERVER 10.Paper seal 11.Strip Seal 14.Presiding Officer’s Diary 15.Sample of EVM Balloting Unit 16.DECLARATIONBY THE PRESIDING OFFICER 13.Address tag 12.Special tag MOST IMPORTANT POLLING MATERIALS
  • 31. A detailed list of polling materials incorporated in Annexure V of Presiding Officers Hand Book.
  • 32. Marked copy of Electoral Roll • Marked and for Marking ,it is called Marked Copy. • Marked with ―DELETED‖ ,’‖PB‖’ ,‖‖CSV’’ Not Contain any other Marks or Remarks. (1st Polling Officer put Diagonal mark on the entry of elector’s colomn,put circle on sl.no. of women electors.)
  • 33. Verify Electoral Rolls • 2 Working copies + 1 Marked copy are identical and complete in all respets • Marked copy have a certificate of ARO. • Pages start with 1 in all copies. • Any Correction ,Deletion, Omission same in all copies. • Duly signed by ERO/AERO • Printed serial No. of voter is not corrected.
  • 34. 6. ARRANGEMENT OF POLLING STATION a. Set up of PS (Slogans / Photo etc should be covered or removed) b. Set up of Voting Compartment c. Display of Notices. II. ON THE DAY PREVIOUS TO POLL GENERAL DUTIES OF POLLING OFFICERS
  • 35. Setting Up Of P.Ss • Separate Q for Men and women • Separate Entry and Exit for voters • Space for Polling Agents • Overall vision posibble from P.Os Table • CU-BU interconnecting cable 5 m length does not obstruct the movement of voters • Voting Compartment must be away from polling personnels and polling agents , and not placed near window or door
  • 36. 1. ASSIGNMENT OF DUTIES TO POLLING OFFICERS 2. Appointment of Polling Agents 3. Preparation of EVM 4. Mock Poll 5. Sealing of EVM III. 1 hour -BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL Duties of Presiding Officers
  • 37. 1. Assignment of Duties to Polling Officers 1st POLLING OFFICER 2nd POLLING OFFICER 3rd POLLING OFFICER
  • 38. Duties of 1st Polling Officer In charge of marked copy Verification of the identity of Electors Read out (loudly) serial No. and Name of the voter in the electoral roll Minor errors in the EPIC and Electoral roll may be ignored and over looked.
  • 39. DUTIES 1ST POLLING OFFICER PB Marking in the Photo Electoral Roll FOR WOMEN VOTERS
  • 40. Issuance of Voters slip First ---Apply indelible ink (get enough time to dry the ink) From the upper tip of the nail to the bottom of the 1st joint on the left forefinger Chapter 19 of P.O.s HB DUTIES OF 2nd POLLING OFFICER Fill up the form 17A (Register of Voters) 1.sl.no. 2.sl.no in electoral roll 3.sign./Thumb 4.Remarks-last 4 digits of epic no.
  • 41. These duties can be performed by the presiding Officer, where the number of Electors is small. DUTIES OF 3rd POLLING OFFICER Ensuring indelible ink mark on finger and check the sl.no. of voter‘s slip- Allow voting by Activating the Balloting Unit by clicking Ballot button of Control Unit
  • 42. 2. Appointment of Election Agents III. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL RP Act 46. Appointment of Polling Agents; A contesting candidate or his election agent may appoint in the prescribed manner such number of agents and relief agents as may be prescribed to act as polling agents of such candidate at each polling station provided under section 25 or at the place fixed under sub-section (1) of section 29 for the poll. DUTIES OF POLLING OFFICERS
  • 43. Verify Appointment letter in Form No.10 Cancellation of a P.A.by candidate or his election agent Compare specimen signature of P.A. Issue Pass for polling agents 2.APPOINTMENT OF POLLING AGENTS 48. Revocation of the appointment or death of a polling agent or counting agent.— (1) Any revocation of the appointment of a polling agent shall be signed by the candidate or his election agent and shall operate from the date on which it is lodged with such officer as may be prescribed, and in the event of such a revocation or of the death of a polling agent before the close of the poll, the candidate or his election agent may appoint in the prescribed manner another polling agent at any time before the poll is closed and shall forthwith give notice of such appointment in the prescribed manner to such officer as may be prescribed. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL
  • 44. Seating Pattern of polling agents 1. Candidates recognized by the National Parties 2. Candidates recognized by the State Parties 3. Candidates recognized by State Parties of other States who have been permitted to use their reserved symbols in the constituency. 4. Candidates of registered unrecognized parties 5. Independent candidates 2.Appointment of Polling Agents
  • 45. 3. PREPARATION OF EVM –(1) Press the latch Pull out the cover
  • 46. Connect Balloting Unit and Control Unit with connecting cable 3. PREPARATION OF EVM –(2)
  • 47. Switch on Power using Toggle Switch 3. PREPARATION OF EVM-(3)
  • 48. • EVM IS ON • ECI • DTE 16-01-07 • TME 09-43-34 • SLNO-H00003 • CANDIDATES • 10 • BATTERY • HIGH Display section of the Control Unit will grow GREEN and the following display will appear turn by turn on the Display Panel:-
  • 49. 3. PREPARATION OF EVM-(4)
  • 50. 4. Mock Poll III. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL IF THERE IS NO MOCK POLL AT A P.S.,THERE SHALL BE NO POLL AT THAT P.S.
  • 51. MOCK POLL -- 1 Set to zero (0) By press ―clear‖ button Press ―Ballot‖ button. Busy lamp in the display section will glow RED Simultaneously, the ready lamp in the balloting unit will also start glowing GREEN
  • 52. Ask any polling agent to press any of the candidate‘s blue button on the balloting unit MOCK POLL -- 2
  • 53. Simultaneously the candidate‘s lamp near the button will start glowing RED Also a ‗beep‘ sound will be heard from the control unit MOCK POLL -- 3
  • 54. After a few seconds, the red light near the Candidate‘s name , and red light in the CU (busy lamp ) and the beep sound will go off MOCK POLL -- 4
  • 55. At the end of mock poll, press ―CLOSE‖ button MOCK POLL -- 5
  • 56. Next press ―Clear‖ button and show the count zero (0) to the agents MOCK POLL -- 6
  • 57. 5. SEALING OF E.V.M III. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL
  • 58. SEALING OF EVM -- 1
  • 59. Fixing of Green Paper Seal SEALING OF EVM -- 2
  • 60. Front side Back side Sign by PO and Candidate or Agent Special Tag SEALING OF EVM -- 3
  • 61. Seal inner door with spl. tag
  • 62. Election To: (Lok Sabha or Legislative Assembly) From: (No. and Name of) Constituency Control Unit/ Balloting Unit No.: (ID number) Serial No. & Name of Polling Station Where Used ……..…….… … Date of Poll:……………………………………… Closing and Sealing of outer cover of result section Attach address tag SEALING OF EVM
  • 63. Close outer door
  • 64. Seal outer door
  • 65. Strip seal A B D Front side C Back side SEALING OF EVM
  • 66. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 67. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 68. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 69. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 70. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 71. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 72. Fixing of strip seal SEALING OF EVM
  • 73. 1.Commencement of poll IV. DURING THE POLL 4. Other important functions 2. Admission into the Polling Station 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 74. WARNING ABOUT SECRECY OF VOTING 128. Maintenance of Secrecy of voting.—(1) Every officer, clerk, agent or other person who performs any duty in connection with the recording or counting of votes at an election shall maintain, and aid in maintaining, the secrecy of the voting and shall not (except for some purpose authorised by or under any law) communicate to any person any information calculated to violate such secrecy: [Provided that the provisions of this sub-section shall not apply to such officer, clerk, agent or other person who performs any such duty at an election to fill a seat or seats in the Council of States.]. (2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine or with both. a. 1.COMMENCEMENT OF POLL
  • 75. c. Declaration by the Presiding Officer b. At the stroke of the hour fixed a. Warning about secrecy of voting d. Precautions about indelible ink e. Maintenance of register of voters in form No.17 A f. Maintenance of PO‘s Diary g. Maintenance of visitors sheet h. Entry of voters to PS to be regulated IV. DURING THE POLL 1.Commencement of poll
  • 76. Separate Queues for men and women Infirm/ Women voters with babies in arms may be given precedence DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs h. Entry of voters to PS to be regulated IV. DURING THE POLL 1.Commencement of poll
  • 77. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. Admission into the Polling Station IV. DURING THE POLL
  • 78. 1.The electors 2.The Polling Officials 3.Each candidate, his election agent and one polling agent of each candidate at a time 4.Persons authorized by the Election Commission 5.Public Servants on duty 6.Child in arms accompanying an elector 7.A person accompanying a blind or an infirm voter 8.Identifying officers DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. Admission into the Polling Station
  • 79. 1.Commencement of poll DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 4. Other important functions 2. Admission into the Polling Station 3. Enforcement of Election Law IV. DURING THE POLL
  • 80. a. Declaration of Elector about his age Obtain declaration as in annexure X Inform the penal provision in section 31 of the R.P.Act Imprisonment for one year or fine or both DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 81. b. Maintenance of secrecy Violation of maintenance of secrecy is punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months or fine or with both as per section128 of the Representation of People Act , 1951. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 82. c. Prohibition of canvassing in or near PS Canvassing of Votes Soliciting the vote of any elector Persuading any elector not to vote for any particular candidate DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 83. c. Prohibition of canvassing in or near PS Persuading any elector not to vote at the election Exhibiting any notice or sign relating to the election --are punishable under section 130 of the RP Act. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 84. d. Other offences Disorderly conduct in or near PS (section 131) Misconduct at the PS (section 132) Failure to observe procedure for voting (section 132 A) Illegal hiring or procuring of conveyance (section 133) Breaches of Election duty (section 134) Going armed to or near PS (section 134 B) Booth capturing (section 135 A) DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 85. Smoking to be prohibited inside the PS Polling agents are not permitted to bring mobile phones inside the PS Photography prohibited inside the PS Wearing of badges/emblem etc bearing the names of candidate Political leaders or Symbols etc are prohibited. Impersonation is punishable under the Indian Penal Code d. Other offences DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 86. 1.Commencement of poll DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs IV. DURING THE POLL 4. Other important functions 2. Admission into the Polling Station 3. Enforcement of Election Law
  • 87. PO‘s entry in Voting Compartment during Poll Voting of blind and infirm voters Adjournment or stoppage of Poll Tendered Vote DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions
  • 88. Challenged Votes Challenge fee Summary enquiry Burden of proof Return/forfeiture of challenge fee. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions
  • 89. Refusal to observe voting procedure Withdraw and cancel voters slip Inscribe the fact in Register of Voters Put signature below the entry in the remarks column Never change the Sl.No in 17 A DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions
  • 90. Electors deciding not to vote Never change the Sl.No in 17 A Shall not Compell to cast his vote Inscribe “Refused to Vote” in remarks column of register of voters (17 A) Signature Or thumb impression of the elector against the entry DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions
  • 91. USE OF NEW VOTING MACHINE Read out a further Declaration in part II of Annexure VII DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions
  • 92. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions VOTER ASSISTANCE BOOTH CANDIDATE‘S ELECTION BOOTH NRI VOTER VOTING BY PROXY (CSV)
  • 93. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions VOTING BY PROXY (CSV) Must be a resident of the constituency concerned Should have at least 18 years of age Shall not be disqualified for regn. as an elector Indelible ink – on the middle finger The letters ―PV‖ should be suffixed in 17 A
  • 94. REFERRAL IMAGE SHEET DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs 4. Other important functions
  • 95. I. ACQUAINT THROUGH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ELECTION PROCEDURES II. ON THE DAY PREVIOUS TO POLL III. BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF POLL IV. DURING THE POLL V. END OF THE POLL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 96. Announce the fact a few minutes before the hour appointed CLOSING HOUR Permit Electors present at the PS at the hour appointed Distribute slip with signature in full. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 97. Press ―close‖ button of CU Show the ―total‖ in the CU and record in 17 C CLOSING OF EVM DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 98. Supply attested copies of 17 C to Polling Agents Closing of Voters Register (17 A) CLOSING OF EVM DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 99. DECLARATION AT THE END OF THE POLL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs V. END OF THE POLL
  • 100. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs V. END OF THE POLL Place the Control Unit and Balloting Unit in their carrying cases, close and seal with the Address tag
  • 101. DECLARATION AFTER SEALING THE EVM DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs V. END OF THE POLL
  • 102. SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS 1. Cover containing 17 C 2. Cover containing Declaration of PO 3. Cover containing PO‘s Diary and 16 Point Report (The above covers should be sent separately along with the EVM to the receiving centre) DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 103. Packet No. I Statutory Covers Packet No.II Non-Statutory Covers Packet No.III Packet No.IV. SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 104. PACKET No. I (Should be super scribed as “Statutory Covers”) 1. Sealed Cover containing marked copy of electoral roll and List of CSVs 2. Sealed cover containing the Register of Voters (17 A) 3. Sealed Cover containing voters slips 4. Sealed Cover containing unused tendered ballot papers 5. Sealed Cover containing used tendered ballot papers and the list in Form No.17 B If any cover mentioned above is nil, a NIL cover should be placed. SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 105. PACKET No.II (Should be superscribed as “Non-Statutory Covers”) 1. Copies of Electoral Roll other than marked copy 2. Appointment letters of Polling Agents in Form 10. 3. List of blind and infirm electors in Form 14 A and the declaration of the companion. 4. Declaration obtained from electors as to their age and list of such electors (Annexure XI) 5. Receipt book and cash, if any, in respect of Challenged votes SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 106. 6. Unused and damaged paper seals 7. Unused voters slips 8. Unused and damaged strip seal 10. List of challenged votes in Form 14 (Sealed Cover) 9. Unused and damaged special tags PACKET No.II SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs (Should be super scribed as “Non-Statutory Covers”)
  • 107. 1. Hand book for PO 2. Manual of EVM 3. Indelible ink set without leakage 5. Metal seal of the PO 4. Self inking pad 6. Arrow cross mark 7. Cup of setting indelible ink. PACKET No.III SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 108. All other items such as Voting compartment, Waste paper basket, Polythene bag, etc….. PACKET No.IV SEALING OF ELECTION PAPERS DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POs
  • 109. POINTS TO BE REMEMBERED Read Hand Book, Manual and instructions Percentage of polling shall be informed Ensure free and fair Election Maintain close relation with the members of your polling team Maintain good relation with the polling agents
  • 110. POINTS TO BE REMEMBERED Commence the poll at the appointed hour Formally announce the close of poll after the last elector has voted Take personal responsibility to hand over the EVM and election papers. Start mock poll at least one hour before the hour fixed for the commencement of poll
  • 111. 1. ACQUAINT RULES AND PROCEDURES DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF POLLING OFFICERS 2. ON THE DAY PREVIOUS TO POLL 3. BEFORE THE POLL 4. DURIBG THE POLL 5. At the end of the poll
  • 112. Q. 11 Who is a Classified Service Voter? Ans. Service voter belonging to Ar med Forces or forces to which provisions of Army Act, 1950 are applicable, has 0ption of either voting through postal ballot or through a proxy voter duly appointed by him. A service voter who opts for voting through a proxy is called Classified Service Voter (CSV)
  • 113. Q.12 Who is a ‘ proxy ’ ? Ans. A service voter may appoint (by applying to Returning Officer in Form 13 F of Conduct of Election s Rules, 1961 – Form available at the website of Election Commission) any person as his / her proxy to give vote on his / her behalf and in his / her name at the polling station. The proxy shall have to be ordinary resident of that constituency. He need not be a registered voter but he / she must not be disqualified to be registered as a voter
  • 114. to put his signature in Form 13F before the Commanding Officer of the Unit and then to send the Form to his proxy for affixing his / her signature before a Notary / First Class Magistrate. Thereafter, the proxy can submit the Form to the Returning Officer concerned. b . If a service voter is at his native place , both he and his proxy can sign Form 13 F before a Notary / First Class Magistrate
  • 115. . 16 How does a ‘proxy’ record the vote on behalf of the service voter at the polling station ? Ans. The proxy can record the vote on behalf of the service voter at the polling station to which service voter is assigned, in the same manner as any other elector assigned to that polling station. The proxy will be entitled to vote on behalf of the service voter , in addition to the vote that he / she may cast in his / her own name if he/she is a registered elector in the constituency, at the polling station to which he / she has been normally assigned
  • 116. Q.12 Was 18 the minimum voting age in India from the beginning? Ans. No. Earlier, the age for registration of a voter was 21 years. Through the 61st amendment Act, 1988 of the Constitution read with Act 21 of 1989 amending the R. P. Act, 1950, the minimum age of registration of a voter has been brought down to 18 years. This has been made effective from 28th March, 1989
  • 117. amplifying or reproducing the human voice by any apparatus not allowed. In case of contravention such apparatus be seized. Shouting or otherwise act in disorderly manner not allowed. Penal action also to be taken. Candidates' election booths (one table + two chairs) without shamiyana/tentage and with - one banner upto 3 ft.× 1.5 ft. beyond 200 mtrs of a PS allowed. If it have valid permission from local authority (ECI No. 464/INST/2007 PLN-I dt. 12.1.2007)
  • 118. Thank You

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