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Second Round of training started for Presiding Officers and Polling Officers

Chandigarh, 22nd April, 2019: With the notification of elections in the Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency today, the 2nd round of Training for Presiding Officers/Polling Officers commenced at the Auditorium, Government Home Science College, sector-10, Chandigarh.

Around 3000 polling personnel have been appointed as presiding and polling officers. One round of training has already been provided to all. Two venues have been selected for the second round of training namely Government Home Science College Sector 10 and Government College sector 42 Chandigarh.

A detailed training schedule has been worked out from 22nd April to 30th April wherein hands on training is being imparted to all the officials. During the training, a presentation highlighting the roles and responsibilities of Presiding and Polling Officers with respect to preparation of polling booth, conduct of mock poll, along with the components and functioning of EVM/VVPAT machine was delivered. A hands-on training session was also conducted to familiarize the officers with the use of EVM & VVPAT machine and all the necessary procedures pertaining to the polling process. At the end of the session all the queries of the officials were addressed.