Friday, March 21, 2014

South District prepares for elections

NAMCHI, 20 Mar [IPR]:  As per the latest data received from the office of Election Department South District, the total number of voters in South Sikkim is 1,00,621 with 51,191 male voters and 49,422 female voters. The most remote polling station is situated in Sokpey under Lingee GPU which falls under Rangang-Yangang constituency.
The oldest voter in South Sikkim is 103-year-old Bal Bahadur Gurung of Barfung constituency.
There are total 8 Assembly constituencies in South Sikkim with 154 polling stations out of which 08 are in urban areas and 146 in rural areas. There are 20 polling stations in Barfung, 21 in Poklok Kamrang, 18 in Namchi Singhithang, 17 in Melli, 22 in Namthang Rateypani, 20 in Temi Namphing, 14 in RangangYangang and 22 in Tumin-Lingee.  29 polling stations have been identified as critical so far.
In the 2009 Assembly and Parliamentary Election, the total voter turnout was 82.06% in which 81.44% were male and 82.72% were female. The Polling Station with lowest voter turnout in South Sikkim in the 2009 elections was Singhithang with 58.3 % while the highest turnout was recorded in Ralong at 99.72%.
The Returning Officer (RO)/DC South, Prabhaker Verma informing about the South Sikkim General Election activities and development said that the Notice of Election in Form I was issued after receipt of notification from the Home Department, Government of Sikkim and copies of the notice in the Form I were sent to the office of the CEO and displayed in the notice boards of the office of the RO, SDM offices, and GVKs.
The Expenditure Observer, B S Negi today held a meeting with the Assistant Expenditure Observers (AEOs) deployed for the election. During the interaction he clarified the doubts and queries put up by the AEOs. Shedding light on the role of the AEOs, Mr Negi informed that after the nomination of a party candidate, expenditure will go to his account. Here he instructed the teams to submit a daily activity report to him. He also inspected the MCMC office.
Likewise the Expenditure Observer for Sangha Assembly constituency and Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency, Darse Samuel also conducted a similar meeting with the AEOs. Both the Observers expressed their satisfaction on the election preparedness of the AEOs of South District.  ADC (Dev) Rabongla, Tashi Choppel, ADC South, Kapil Meena and Senior AO, Sunil Shrama In-charge of Expenditure Monitoring were present in this meeting with the Observers.

The Expenditure Observer may be contacted in the following numbers for any related complaints or queries. Mobile No: 9434221067, Landline No: 03595-263238 and Fax No: 03595-263241.

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