The Model Code of Conduct has come into effect with the election to the Manipur Legislative Assembly 2022 nearing its poll date and arrangements for the dispersal of polling parties have been made.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur, vide a notice on Thursday informed that webcasting/videography will be done in all Polling Stations.

Adequate CAPF will also be deployed in all polling stations, in addition to which ASHA and Anganwadi workers have been engaged and two volunteers will also be engaged in each polling station for the assistance of voters.

Voter Assistance Booth will be set up in all polling stations. Provision for Pick up and drop for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and aged electors are also made available with a wheelchair facility being provided.

To ensure safe voting for electors, all polling stations will be sanitised one day before the poll. Earmarking of circles, the token system will be in place to avoid crowding in polling stations and adequate sanitiser, mask, glove, face shield, PPE kit etc, will be provided to polling parties, the notice said.

During the Silence period which starts from 48 hours prior to the close of the poll, the presence of political functionaries from outside the Constituency will be restricted. Election matters will not be permitted to be broadcasted on radio, TV or through any other media.

Polling for the 60-seat Manipur Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases on February 28 and March 5 and the votes will be counted on March 10.

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