All Set for Penultimate Phase (Phase-6) Polling Tomorrow

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 24th May. As the nation gears up for another crucial phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India is fully prepared for the penultimate Phase-6 polling scheduled to commence tomorrow. With 58 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs and a staggering 11.13 crore voters set to exercise their democratic right, over 1.14 lakh polling stations across 8 States/UTs are primed for action.

Simultaneous Polling in Odisha

Adding to the complexity and significance of this phase, simultaneous polling for 42 Assembly Constituencies in Odisha will be conducted, ensuring a comprehensive electoral process.

IMD’s Reassurance

Amidst concerns over adverse weather conditions, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has provided reassurance, predicting no adverse impact of the cyclone. This forecast has alleviated fears and reinforced the smooth conduct of the polling process.

Preparedness Measures

The Election Commission has left no stone unturned in ensuring a conducive environment for voters. Polling stations are equipped with essential amenities like shade, drinking water, ramps, and toilets, guaranteeing a comfortable and secure voting experience for all.

Encouragement for Voter Turnout

Urging citizens to fulfill their civic duty, the Commission has called upon voters to turn out in greater numbers and vote responsibly. Special emphasis has been placed on urban centers like Delhi, Gurgaon, and Faridabad, aiming to break the trend of urban apathy towards voting.

A Glimpse into Phase 6

Here are some key facts about Phase-6 of the General Elections 2024:

  • Polling for 58 Parliamentary Constituencies (General- 49; ST- 02; SC- 07) in 8 States/UTs.
  • Simultaneous polling for 42 Assembly Constituencies of Odisha Legislative Assembly.
  • Over 11.13 crore voters, including a significant number of elderly and persons with disabilities, will participate.
  • Robust security arrangements, including deployment of special trains and personnel, ensure the integrity of the electoral process.
  • Stringent surveillance measures are in place to deter any attempts to influence voters through inducements.
  • Assured minimum facilities and alternative identification options are available to facilitate smooth voting.

Looking Ahead

With the penultimate phase set to unfold tomorrow and the final phase scheduled for June 1st, the nation is on the brink of completing this monumental electoral exercise. As the countdown to the culmination of the General Elections 2024 begins, all eyes are on the electorate to shape the future trajectory of the nation.

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