Preparations complete for NA-120 by-election; polling to begin at 8am today

Preparations complete for NA-120 by-election; polling to begin at 8am today

By Agencies

LAHORE: Preparations for the by-elections in NA-120 were completed as the constituency goes to polls at 8am today.

The transfer of required material to the polling stations started and ballot papers were sent to polling stations under the supervision of the Army.

Army personnel will guard polling stations throughout Saturday night.

Presiding officers were also given ballot papers and other relevant material.

Strict security measures were in place at the Election Commission of Punjab offices. No one, apart from presiding officers are allowed inside the building.

The ECP has also decided to test and use biometric polling machines during the by-polls, a first in the country.

The ECP said 100 biometric polling machines have been installed at 39 polling stations and 110 people have been deployed to operate them.

The ballot papers for the upcoming by-election were printed from September 10 onwards, also under the supervision of the Army.

A five-day training course for polling staff was also held and commenced on September 6.

The ECP earlier said a total of 350,000 ballot papers were printed for the by-poll, where 324,786 voters are registered to cast their vote.

All 220 polling stations were declared sensitive to avoid any untoward incident, police sources had revealed.

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Source:: Daily Mail News

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