1,781 polling stations in Nagaland

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Kohima, Feb 04: Altogether 13,00,507 voters of Nagaland will exercise their franchise in 1,781 polling stations in 11 districts throughout the state to elect 60 members for the Legislative Assembly on March five.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) C J Ponraj told UNI here yesterday that the electorate comprises 6,64,604 male and 6,35,903 female voters.

Out of the 1,781 polling stations, Dimapur has the highest number of polling stations with 257, followed by Mon (202), Mokokchung (198), Kohima (189), Tuensang (169), Zunheboto (164), Phek (156), Wokha (149), Peren (108), Kiphire (90), Longleng (73) and Pughoboto (26).

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has already instructed the state government to ensure the stopping of all pre-poll violence and the Centre has already sanctioned 150 companies of additional security forces to the state against 75 companies in the 2003 Assembly elections.

The CEC has also asked all the district authorities to stop all proxy voting, rigging and booth capturing throughout the state.


UNI

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