Dr Rajat Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) of Telangana while speaking to ANI on Thursday. Photo/ANI
Dr Rajat Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) of Telangana while speaking to ANI on Thursday. Photo/ANI

EC holding workshops on counting of votes for Returning Officers

ANI | Updated: May 10, 2019 06:02 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 10 (ANI): To carry out vote counting process in the most transparent manner, Election Commission (EC) started workshops for Returning Officers (RO) and Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) in Telangana.
Dr Rajat Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) of Telangana while speaking to ANI on Thursday said, "A workshop has been conducted for Returning Officer (RO) and Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) on vote counting process. EC has directed us that process of counting must be carried out without any mistakes and in the most transparent manner."
"For that, EC is conducting workshops for ROs and AROs throughout the country. Today around 130 ROs and AROs attended the workshop and we are teaching them about counting process of EVMs, VVPATs besides clarifying all their doubts," he added.
An EC representative will attend workshops as an observer throughout the country.
The ongoing Lok Sabha polls are scheduled to be conducted in seven phases. The first five phases of polls were held on April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6. The rest two phases of polls will be held on May 12 and 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23. (ANI)

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