All arrangements had been put in place in Ambala for counting of votes for the recently held Lok Sabha elections, claimed district election officer (DEO) Saket Kumar on Thursday.
At the Panchayat Bhawan, Ambala City, during a meeting presided over by election observers Lokesh Kumar, Alok Das and Hemvati Verman, the deputy commissioner, party candidates, election agents and micro-observers were acquainted with the rules of the vote counting process.
Addressing the contesting candidates and the election agents, the observers said in a democratic system, the importance of vote counting was as important as that of polling. The observers asked the representatives of all political parties to cooperate during the counting process.
The observers said videography of the vote counting process will be done and each candidate would get its free copy. After every round of counting, the assistant electoral officer would give the candidates photocopies of the counting results, the DEO added.
The DEO also informed that vote counting would start at 8am and the postal ballots would be counted first at SD College, Ambala Cantt. He added that under the supervision of election observer Lokesh Kumar, the counting process in Ambala Cantt and Mullana Assembly constituencies would be done. Similarly, vote counting of Ambala City assembly constituency will be conducted under the supervision of Hemvati Verman. Alok Das will supervise the counting of votes of Naraingarh assembly constituency.