117 all-women polling stations in Mizoram | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:35 AM, April 08, 2019

117 all-women polling stations in Mizoram

There would be 117 all-women polling stations with women polling officials and security staff for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the north eastern state of Mizoram. Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram and the by-poll to the Aizawl West Assembly constituency will be held on April 11. Addressing the media in Aizawl on Saturday afternoon, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said, "There would be 117 all-women polling stations, manned by women polling officials and women security staff, on the polling day due to the huge positive response in the state assembly polls held late last year.”  He said 256 voters awareness forum were formed across the state besides formation of young voters club by social media enthusiasts. Kundra said that 600 federal armed police force personnel were being deployed to ensure peaceful polling. Wireless communication back-up would be in place in "mobile shadow areas" especially in southernmost Lawngtlai district where 50 percent of the polling stations do not have mobile network, he said.

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