Aizawl: Mizoram chief electoral officer (CEO) Ashwini Kumar today said that the state election machinery has been making preparations for the coming 40-member state assembly polls likely to be held during November this year.
Addressing a press conference here, Kumar said that the number of polling stations from 1,068 was increased by 58 after rationalisation of the enlisted voters.
He said training have been conducted in the state level as well as in the district levels for election officials and first level check on electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) was conducted in the presence of representatives of the political parties and NGOs.
A plethora of new activities to ensure free and fair elections would be introduced during the coming polls, Joint CEO H Lalengmawia, who accompanied Kumar, said.
Lalengmawi made special mention to the proposed deployment of static surveillance teams, flying squads, expenditure and accounting monitoring cells, and video surveillance teams.
He said that the services of internet and cell phones, especially SMSes would be employed to the maximum in the electoral process.