Srinagar, April 14
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K, Shantmanu today visited SKICC Srinagar to review the arrangements made for the counting of votes being held on April 15, 2017 for bye-polls of Srinagar Parliamentary seat. The CEO inspected strong room and counting centers and received a detailed briefing of the arrangements. He was accompanied by Returning Officer and District Electoral Officer Srinagar, Observers and other concerned officers.
He said that the counting of votes will start at 8 am and all arrangements have been completed in this regard. He said that counting of migrant votes will simultaneously take place in Jammu, Udhampur and at New Delhi. He said that besides presence of observers, the entire counting will be video-graphed.
The CEO inspected strong room inside the SKICC that was locked as per the ECI guidelines and will be opened on the day of counting. He also inspected the counting halls established for each of the assembly segments where he was briefed about the security arrangements inside and outside the venue.
While visiting the media centre, the CEO directed the concerned to provide full assistance to media fraternity in disseminating the news.