The Assembly elections in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya are likely to be held in February 2023 and the Election Commission has geared up for the polls already.
According to an EC official, around 5000 EVMs ( Electronic Voting Machines), designed by Hyderabad-based Electronic Corporation of India Ltd, have been sent by the EC by 15 big containerised trucks. A faction of National Level Master Trainers (NLMT) was appointed last week and they are being given proper training to all the eight District Magistrates and Additional District Magistrates on every important matter of the proper management of the election.
In Nagaland, resource persons from the Election Commission and the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management, recently conducted a two-day training programme for the Deputy Commissioners and District Election Officers to equip the district-level officials with knowledge and skill for the elections.
Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer V. Shashank Shekhar emphasised the important role played by the district electoral machinery headed by the Deputy Commissioners and District Election Officers in the overall conduct and management of the entire electoral process.
Training of district-level officials on the conduct of assembly polls would also be held in Meghalaya.