Chhattisgarh's Kanker to set an example via all women-led vote-counting

Counting of votes will begin at 8 am tomorrow (Photo: PTI)

The Kanker district administration will set a unique example of women empowerment as complete control over the counting of votes will be in the hands of women on Sunday. Women will play roles from supervisor to announcer.

The counting of votes will begin tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

“In Cancer, efforts are being made to convey the message of gender equality between men and women in society. A total of 196 women employees who have been specially trained will serve in the counting of votes,” an official said.

District Election Officer and Kanker Collector Priyanka Shukla said, “This time the counting process will be done by women in the district. For the first time in this process, it will be done in Kanker; the entire counting will be done by women.”

“In all three assemblies of the district, 48 women officials (teachers) have been appointed as supervisors for counting EVMs and 12 for counting ballots; that's a total of 60 women. In addition, 48 female assistant teachers and clerks have been appointed as counting assistants for counting the EVMs and 24 for counting the postal ballots; i.e. a total of 72 women assistant teachers and clerks have been appointed,” the district election officer added.

62 women clerks have also been assigned the task of carrying EVMs to the counting tables and two women officers have been assigned the task of announcing the results.

Earlier, the results were written on blackboards in the counting rooms of the three assemblies, but this time instead of blackboards in all three rooms, LED screens have been installed on which the details of the results in Cancer will be written.

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First print: December 3, 2023 | 6:59 am IST