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District Election Office Kathua unveils Model Polling Station near Indo-Pak IB

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KATHUA: In a pioneering effort to enhance public awareness and understanding of voting process, District Election Office Kathua, under the  leadership of District Election Officer (DEO), Dr. Rakesh Minhas, has unveiled a Model Polling Station near the zero line of  Indo-Pak International Border in Hiranagar here.

Located just over 500 meters from the fence, the Government High School Kadyala has been transformed into a vibrant hub adorned with Tricolor Balloons, welcoming voters to experience a festival-like atmosphere. Ensuring accessibility and comfort, the station boasts Pink toilets for women voters, dedicated facilities for male voters, clean drinking water, and ramps for persons with disabilities, all meticulously arranged to enhance the voting experience.

The Model Polling Station also possesses huge concentration of flower plants adding greenery to entire landscape of Polling station.

Electricity provision ensures proper lighting and fans, while the presence of police and CAPF personnel ensures the safety and security of all voters.

The Model Polling Station witnessed a series of mock polls, including scenarios for normal voting, all-female staff booths (Pink Booth scenario), and voters with disabilities. Local male, female, and PwD voters participated in the mock polls, providing a realistic depiction of the entire voting process.

The exercise aims to educate local community about step-by-step procedures involved in casting their vote on the polling day. The video is being circulated throughout Kathua, empowering voters with knowledge to navigate polling station with confidence and clarity.

Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Rakesh Minhas, DEO Kathua emphasized on the importance of voter education and engagement in fostering a robust democratic culture. He expressed confidence that Model Polling Station and educational video would contribute significantly to voter turnout and participation in upcoming elections.

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