LS polls: Ronald Rose oversees final preparations for counting day

Hyderabad Desk

Hyderabad: As the Lok Sabha election enters its last leg on June 1, the district election officer and GHMC commissioner Ronald Rose informed that as many as 16 counting booths have been set up for the counting day, June 4.

On Saturday, training classes on the vote counting process were conducted for micro observers, counting supervisors, counting assistants and AROs at Komaram Bheem Adivasi Building in Banjara Hills.

Informing counting officials to perform their duties effectively, Rose said, “The rules of the Election Commission should be followed without any room for mistakes. Any technical problem that occurs in the EVMs during the counting of votes will be corrected by the relevant experts.”

On June 4, the counting of votes will begin from 8 am.

Fourteen tables are being set up in each hall and the counting will be done round-wise. Each table will have a micro observer, counting supervisor and counting assistant. “The role of micro-observers is very crucial in the process of counting votes transparently, and the micro-observers have to give each round-wise report to the election observers. Any problem in the counting process should be reported to the assistant review officer (ARO),” Rose said.

Mobile phones will be barred on the counting day.

Hyderabad district collector and returning officer Anudeep Durishetti explained the process related to VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) slips counting and postal ballot counting. Each counting staff is asked to perform their duties carefully.

Rose urged them to perform their duties with complete transparency and commitment while following the rules.

district additional collector, Secunderabad returning officer Hemant Keshav Patil, Secunderabad Cantonment joint CEO, additional commissioner (UBD) district election training nodal officer Sunanda Rani, AROs, micro observers, counting supervisors, counting assistants participated.

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