Assam’s Chief Election Officer Flags 1,08,596 Doubtful Voters As The State Gears For Upcoming Assembly Polls

Swarajya Staff

Feb 28, 2021, 11:04 AM | Updated 11:04 AM IST

Map of Assam 
Map of Assam 

With merely week to Assam's Assembly elections, the State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nitin Khade has said that the State has around 1,08,596 doubtful voters, reports Economic Times.

The Doubtful of D voter tag was first used during the preparation of electoral rolls in 1997. It is a category of voters in Assam who are disenfranchised for lack of citizenship credentials and barred from casting votes or from contesting elections.

The State's total count of voters stands at 2,31,86,362 and the total number of polling stations stands at 33,350. For smooth conduction of the elections, as per Khade, 40 companies of the Centre's paramilitary forces have already been deployed in the Northeastern State.

Meanwhile, Khade also shared that the total number of persons needed to be trained for the elections stands at 2,41,269. For this, a total of 6,93,127 training (rounds and personnel) will be conducted by the authorities. Of these, as of 26 February, 39,175 had already been held.

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