Organisation : Meghalaya Election Department (CEO Meghalaya)
Election Name : Meghalaya Legislative Assembly General Election 2018
Applicable For : Residents of Meghalaya
Applicable State : Meghalaya
Election Date : 27th February 2018
Website : http://ceomeghalaya.nic.in/electionconducted/mla2018/mla-election-2018.html
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CEO Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Election
As per the schedule so announced by the Commission, poll for the election in Meghalaya is scheduled to be taken on 27.02.2018
Related : CEO Meghalaya Votes Mobile App : www.electionin.in/5719.html
List of Star Campaigners of Political Parties:
** Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
** Indian National Congress (INC)
** Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
** National People’s Party (NPP)
Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC)
Identification of the voters at the polling booth at the time of poll shall be mandatory. Electors who have been provided with EPIC shall be identified through EPIC
All the residual electors are advised to obtain their Elector Photo Identity Cards from the Electoral Registration Officers of their Assembly Constituencies, urgently.
In order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, a separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters.
The Commission firmly believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair and credible election and intensive and sustained focus is laid on improving their quality, heath and fidelity.
The Commission, after visiting the poll bound State, had directed the State election machinery to ensure a smooth, effective, inclusive and time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date, so as to ensure that all eligible but un-enrolled citizens in the State are duly registered in the Electoral Rolls. Special efforts were made to identify the critical gaps in the electoral rolls and targeted SVEEP activities were carried out to address them.
Photo Voter Slips
In order to facilitate the voters to know the location of their polling Stations and other details, Voter slip bearing the Photo of the elector (wherever present in the roll) will be distributed, at least 7 days before the date of poll to all enrolled voters by the District Election Officer. The Commission has directed the District Election Officers, Returning Officers and Observers to keep very close and rigorous monitoring of the distribution process.
The size, design and format of the Photo Voter Slip has also been substantially improved, to enhance its utility and effectiveness in voter identification, awareness and guidance. The size of the image has been increased and additional information, along with polling station Nazri Naksha on the reverse of the slip, has been provided.
No. of Polling Stations in 2018 in Meghalaya – 3082
Facilitation for Persons with Disabilities (PwD):
The Commission has issued instructions to ensure that polling stations are located at ground floor and sturdy ramps are provided for the convenience of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) electors. Further, in order to provide targeted and need-based facilitation to them.
The Commission has directed that all Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in an Assembly Constituencies be identified and mapped with their respective Polling Stations and necessary disability-specific arrangements be made for their smooth and convenient voting experience on the poll day.
Special Arrangement For Women
There would be separate queues for men and women electors. Men and Women voters would be admitted into the polling station by turns. Two women voters may be allowed entry into polling stations for entry of each male voter. Infirm/senior citizens voters and women voters with babies in arms may be given precedence over other voters in the queue.
Voter Assistance Booths (VAB):
Voter Assistance Booths shall be set up for every polling station location, having a team of BLO/officials with the objective of facilitating the voters to locate their polling booth number and serial number of that voter in the electoral roll of that concerned polling booth. The VABs will be set up with prominent signage and at a conspicuous place in the premise of the polling stations so that voters are able to seek required facilitation on the poll day.
Webcasting/CCTVs at Polling Stations:
Webcasting at identified critical/ Vulnerable polling stations for LIVE monitoring of election process, to keep a check on illegal activities such as booth capturing, money distribution and bogus voting and to bring about complete transparency in the voting process shall be undertaken.
Further, during the election process, CCTV monitoring and webcasting shall also be done at various border Check-Posts, Nakas and other sensitive and critical locations across the constituencies to keep a strict vigil on any nefarious activities designed to vitiate the electoral process.
Model Code of Conduct
The Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect. All the provisions of the Model Code will apply to the whole of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura and will be applicable to all candidates, political parties and, the State Government of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.
The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government insofar as announcements/policy decisions pertaining to/for these States are concerned.