Port Blair, Mar 24: Preparations for the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections-2019 are being carried out by the Election Machinery. As a part of this, a training programme for the polling assistants of the Port Blair and Ferrargunj Tehsils was organised in the DBRAIT auditorium here today. Mr. Som Naidu, Master Trainer, through a power point presentation apprised the polling assistants about their duties and responsibilities on the day prior to polling and on the day of polling. He said the polling station staff should ensure that voters are able to cast their vote in secret, free and in a calm atmosphere.
A demonstration session on EVMs and VVPAT was also organised by Master Trainers, Mr. Jay K
umar and P.K Singh. A hands- on- training on EVMs and VVPAT was also held for the benefit of the trainees.
After the first round training of Presiding Officers and Polling Officers, the second round training is slated for March 30 and April 6, 2019.