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The number of service voters in Haryana is more than 1.11 lakh – Chief Electoral Officer
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The number of service voters in Haryana is more than 1.11 lakh – Chief Electoral Officer: Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Sh Anurag Agarwal said that the total number of service voters in the state is 1,11,058. He said that as the counting of postal ballots received from service voters is to be done before the EVM, availability of the required number of scanners should be ensured at the counting centres in advance and added that a separate ARO should be appointed for this work.

The number of service voters in Haryana is more than 1.11 lakh - Chief Electoral Officer

He said that postal ballots are an important document in counting of votes. Under this, voters and other employees deployed on service voter counting duty and absentee voters are counted. In view of this, a separate nodal officer should be appointed, he said.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that those who are eligible to enrol as service voters as defined under Section 20 (8) of the Representation of the People Act 1950 include personnel of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and in the Central Para Military Forces- employees of General Reserve Engineer Force, Border Road Organization, Border Security Force, ITBP, Assam Rifles, NSG, CRPF, CISF and SSB. Apart from this, the employees of State Armed Forces and Police Forces who are outside their state and Central Government employees who are outside the country on Indian Mission.

The number of polling stations including temporary polling stations in the state is 20,031

Sh Agarwal said that the number of polling stations including temporary polling stations at 10,523 places in the state is 20,031. He directed that adequate arrangement of chairs and shed for sun protection be made in the waiting area at polling stations for divyangs and elderly voters. Apart from this, he directed to apprise the people about the ambulance parking location and also sent a report regarding the area and villages to be covered by the ambulance.

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