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Election Commission of India reviewed the Poll Preparedness of Tripura in New Delhi

On 14th December, 2022, the Election Commission of India has reviewed the Poll Preparedness of Tripura. In the Sukumar Sen Hall of the Commission the review meeting was held.

The Chief Election Commissioner of India Shri Rajiv Kumar chaired the conference in presence of the Election Commissioner of India Sri Arun Goel, the Senior Deputy Chief Election Commissioner, Sri Nitesh Vyas and other high Officials. The Chief Electoral Officer, Tripura, Sri Kiran Gitte, Addl. Chief Electoral Officers, Sri Usa Jen Mog and Sri Subhasis Bandopadhayay were present in the conference.

The CEO Tripura has informed that there are 2733891 voters in Tripura as per Draft Electoral Roll published on 9th November, 2022 out of them 1380181 are male voters and 1353664 are female voters and 46 third genders. Total number of polling stations in Tripura is 3328. The Elector Population Ratio of Tripura is 655, while gender Ratio is 981. During General Elections, 2018 percentage of vote casting was 89.38.

Agenda of the meeting was to review the overall preparedness of ensuing General Election to the Tripura Legislative Assembly,2023. The Chief Election Commissioner directed the Officials of Tripura to focuson four vital points-

1. The voter list of Tripura to be healthy, inclusive and error free. Artificial intelligence has been used for identification of Photo Similar Entries/ Demographically Similar Entries and shared with all Electoral Registration Officers to resolve the issue. All new voters of 18-19 age shall be included in the voter list before 5th Jan 2023

  1. Instructions of Election Commission of India to be followed strictly for handling of EVMs and VVPATs. Sufficient and quality training to be imparted to the Polling Personnel for proper handling of EVMs and VVPATs.
  2. There should not be any violence during the Poll period. All preventive measures to be taken to conduct free and fare election.
  3. All the marginalized groups such as Bru-migrants, Person with disability, third gender, women voters, 80 years plus voters should be facilitated properly.

To oversee the preparedness, several teams of the Election Commission of India shall to visit Tripura starting from 20th December over two month period.


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