Voters urged not to carry any such gadgets with them to Polling Station

Port Blair, April 15: The Election Commission of India has issued strict standing instructions that no cellular (mobile)/cordless/wireless phone sets, are allowed inside the Polling Stations and also in the 100 meters perimeter of Polling Stations by the voters while exercising their franchise in order to maintain the secrecy of voting process.

Port Blair, April 15: In view of the upcoming General Election 2024 and in order to encourage all eligible voters employed in the Operations of the Lime Stone Cave at Baratang, all Travel agents/Tour Operators/travellers/visitors visiting Baratang have been informed that on April 19, the operation of Lime Stone Eco-tourism site will be closed. This measure is being taken to ensure a successful election process.

Mobile voting teams commence home voting across the Islands for 85+, PwD Voters

Port Blair, April 12: As per the directions of Election Commission of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Parliamentary Constituency today (April12) started the special poll procedures for voting by postal ballot by certain category of citizens such as absentee voters/senior citizen above 85 yrs age/persons with disability above 40% category.

The District Election Officers of the three Districts of the A & N Islands had made extensive exercise to cover all such special category of voters and altogether 436 persons in all the three Districts shall be voting by postal ballots through home voting. Schedule for home voting has been drawn and the Mobile Polling Teams comprising of Presiding Officers, Polling Officers, Micro Observers, BLO, Sector Officer, Police Personnel and Videographers were deputed for Home voting of eligible voters on 12.04.2024 to 13.04.2024. One day has been kept as reserved on 14.04.2024, in case of non-availability of voter at their home during the scheduled visit.

Port Blair, April 15: A firing practice will be carried out by ICG at Baffle Range, Brichgunj on Apr. 16 from 9.30 am to 5 pm. All concerned have been warned to keep themselves and their vehicle and livestock away from firing area on the above mentioned date and time.

Car Nicobar, April 12: The General Observer for ANI Parliamentary Constituency, Shri Brajesh Narain Singh, IAS unveiled ‘MEGHA’ the Election Mascot of Lok Sabha Election 2024 as part of SVEEP activities in Nicobar District yesterday at Edward Kuchat Park, Car Nicobar in the presence of Ms. Jyoti Kumari, IAS, District Election Officer, Nicobars District/(DC Nicobars) and Shri Piyush Singh (AC (HQ)) and other officers. The mascot ‘MEGHA’ is a Nicobar Megapode Bird, which is a very famous unique bird of Nicobars District. Like other megapode relatives, it builds a large mound nest with soil and vegetation and hatches its eggs with the heat produced by decomposition.