Arunachal: Papum Pare Gears Up for Secure Vote Counting Process

Northeast Desk, 25th May: As anticipation mounts for the vote counting of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections held on April 19, the District Election Officer (DEO) of Papum Pare, Jiken Bomjen, has unveiled robust security measures to ensure a peaceful and transparent counting process.

In a pivotal meeting held at the DC conference hall in Yupia, DEO Bomjen underscored the comprehensive preparations for the counting day scheduled for June 2. Attended by candidates, political party representatives, and counting agents, the meeting aimed to outline essential security and logistical arrangements for the smooth execution of the vote count.

“A three-tier security arrangement is being implemented to ensure that the counting process remains peaceful and transparent,” stated Bomjen. He elaborated on the extensive preparations, including venue arrangements, traffic management, and the final randomization of counting personnel.

Public announcement systems will be installed at the parking deck of the Golden Jubilee Outdoor Stadium, designated as the public gathering area. DEO Bomjen emphasized that unauthorized individuals would not be permitted near the stadium premises, stressing the need for cooperation to facilitate a seamless process.

Security measures will restrict vehicle access near the counting hall, permitting only authorized vehicles with passes to approach the stadium. Public parking along the highway will be enforced to prevent congestion and ensure security around the venue.

DEO Bomjen emphasized transparency, urging political parties to ensure their authorized nominees and counting agents witness critical procedures, such as the randomization of counting personnel and the opening of strong rooms. Political candidates were reminded to submit Form-18, concerning the appointment of counting agents, by May 29.

Furthermore, ARO (Doimukh) and Nodal Officer (Strong Room) Kipa Raja directed the removal of political party tents near the stadium’s entry gates by May 30 to ensure clear access and compliance with security protocols.

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