The Jorhat district administration has selected Padma Shri Jadav Payeng and Padma Shri Lakhimi Baruah as icons for Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) for the ensuing Assembly polls 2021.

The polling in Jorhat district will be held in the first phase of the Assam Assembly election on March 27.

While Padma Shri Jadev Payeng is popularly known as the ‘Forest man of India’, Padma Shri Lakhimi Baruah is the general manager of Jorhat-based Kanaklata Mahila Urban Cooperative Bank.

In the Jorhat election district, there are 60 polling stations that have been designated as women polling stations and 15 as model polling stations.

In Titabar election district 20 polling stations are designated as women polling stations and 6 as model polling stations.

Jorhat deputy commissioner, who is also the returning officer Roshni A Korati  said in Jorhat district 7,56,856 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise this time in the five Legislative Assembly seats in Jorhat election district.

The Jorhat election district comprises five Assembly seats which will go to the polls on March 27 in the first phase of the election.

Notification for the first phase will be issued on March 2 while the last date of nomination is March 9.

This will be followed by scrutiny of nomination papers on March 10 while the last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 12.

Korati said nominations could be filed both online and offline.

Candidates, who would file nominations, could be accompanied by only two persons and only three vehicles could be part of the nomination procession including the candidates.

For door-to-door canvassing, only up to five persons would be allowed for any political party.

The Teok constituency has 1,31298 eligible voters,  Jorhat has 180618, Dergaon 1,68272, Mariani 1,22128, Titabar has 1,54,540 candidates

In three constituencies, Jorhat, Mariani and Titabar, female voters have outnumbered males.

Out of the total voters, 3,889 are persons with disability (PwD) while 9,386 voters fall in the 80 plus age group.

As many as 1,102 polling stations will be set up in the Jorhat Assembly district.

To implement the model code of conduct, flying squads, static surveillance teams, video surveillance and viewing teams will be constituted and training will be imparted to ensure that there is no violation of the poll code, which is already in place with effect from February 26.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: triptyaddy@gmail.com