Gangtok, March 31(IPR): Polling of three Urban Local Bodies in East District, which commenced at 8 am in all the fifty-four Polling Stations, concluded in a smooth manner, today.
The first polling team to arrive in the Conference Hall of District Administrative Centre, East after completion of polls was the team stationed at Power Secretariat Room No I Polling Station under Gangtok Municipal Corporation. After thoroughly checking the polled EVMs and polling materials, the same was handed over by the team to the concerned officials in presence of Election Observers, MRO East and other officials.
Likewise, the second polling team to report to the Conference Hall was the team stationed at Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School Upper Building Room No I Polling Station under Gangtok Municipal Corporation. The team arrived at around 6:08 pm.
Similarly, the last team to arrive in the Conference Hall was the team stationed at Tadong Senior Secondary School Room No II Polling Station under GMC.
After receiving all polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and polling materials of all Polling Stations in East District for Municipal Elections 2021, the EVMs were stored in the Strong Room located at District Administrative Centre, East, today. The Strong Room was sealed under the supervision of MRO East Shri Ragul K. in presence of Election Observers, candidates and Election agents. The room is guarded by Sikkim Armed Police and is also under 24×7 CCTV surveillance. The sealing procedure was also video recorded. As a safety measures, the Fire tender has also been kept at DAC.
As per the report received from MRO, East, the total percentage of the vote cast for Municipal Elections 2021 of Gangtok Municipal Corporation for 15 wards was 62.61% comprising 63.92% male and 61.22% female voters.
Likewise, the total poll percentage of five wards under Singtam Nagar Panchayat was 71.11% comprising 72.99% male and 68.93% female voters.
The four wards of Rangpo Nagar Panchayat recorded the total vote percentage of 77.83%, out of which 77.97% were male and 77.67% female voters respectively.
Municipal Returning Officer East also informed that the EVMS will be taken out on 3rd April 2021(counting day) for counting of votes.