Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Jan 4, 2016 announced a number of new measures for the upcoming assembly elections in five states.
Zaidi announced putting up of four posters at each polling station, informing the voters of locations of booths, and other Dos and Don'ts. Colourful voter guide with photo voter's slip to be introduced for the first time.
The posters were a statutory requirement at all polling stations, he said. A voting assistance booth would also be kept at the polling stations.
The height of the voting compartment would also be raised to 30 inches this time. This was done to conceal the upper part of the body of the voters, the movement of which might giveaway the button they were pressing. This is being done to maintain secrecy.
The five states going to polls this year were Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.Know More About CEC
- Incumbent: Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi (since 19 April 2015)
- Nominator: Government of India
- Appointer: President of India
- Term length: 6 yrs or up to 65 yrs of age (whichever is earlier)
- Salary: ₹90,000 per month