Polling parties dispatched for elections in Kargil

Kargil, May 5: In view of polling to be held on May 6 in connection with the General Elections to the Lok Sabha, polling parties for all polling stations in the district were dispatched today from Khree Sultan Chow Sports Stadium Kargil.
The polling parties were flagged off by the District Election Officer (DEO), Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary.
Superintendent of Police Kargil, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil , Deputy District Election Officer Kargil, AROs of 49 Kargil and 50 Zanskar Assembly Constituencies, Zonal and Sector Magistrates and Officers, Nodal Officers besides other concerned officers were also present on the occasion.
The polling parties for the far flung areas of the district including Rangdum, Tashi Stongday and Pangbar were dispatched on Saturday while as the polling party for Itchu polling station was also dispatched through IAF helicopters on Saturday.
Before departure for the polling stations, the polling personnel took part in the signature campaign “pledge to ensure free, fair, transparent and ethical elections”.
The DEO while seeing off the polling parties exhorted upon them to perform their assigned responsibilities with utmost sincerity and dedication and to strictly adhere to the ECI guidelines in order to conduct free, fair, transparent and ethical polling in the district.
Earlier in the morning the polling parties reported at the respective dispatch centres where Electronic Voting Machines along with Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines and other election related material were made available to them.
The DEO while expressing satisfaction over the overall preparedness said that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the elections are conducted in a smooth, free, fair and ethical manner.
The DEO also appealed the general public to enthusiastically participate in the voting process and to cast their vote without any fear.