Meghalaya: Polling Postponed After Lyngdoh’s Demise in Sohiong Constituency

Guwahati: Election Day for the Sohiong Assembly constituency has been postponed due to the death of HDR Lyngdoh, a former Meghalaya Home Minister and candidate for the upcoming election on behalf of the United Democratic Party.

Lyngdoh collapsed during a campaign event and passed away on Monday.

With the demise of the former home minister, voting will now take place in 59 of the 60 constituencies.

According to a report by ANI, FR Kharkongor, the chief electoral officer of Meghalaya, claimed that the Election Commission will declare the election date for the Sohiong constituency later.

“Now the election will be held in 59 out of 60 constituencies on February 27,” Kharkongor said.

The votes will be counted on March 2 along with those of Nagaland and Tripura.

Meanwhile, the EC established the option of voting by postal ballot on February 15 in an effort to aid senior persons and people with disabilities in exercising their right to vote.

According to the decision taken on Form 12 D, district teams were deployed to set up home voting by postal votes for seniors over 80 and those with impairments.

EC staff made difficult hikes to reach the most remote districts of the East Khasi Hills District to ensure that no voter is left behind. Postal ballots are used by absentee voters to cast their ballots.

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