Lok Sabha elections in Mizoram on April 11

11 Mar 2019

Over 700,000 electors would be eligible to vote on April 11 for election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said on Sunday. Of the 784,405 eligible voters, 51 per cent are women, Kundra said.
Addressing media persons in Aizawl after the Election Commission of India announced the dates for the seven-phase poll exercise across the country, Kundra said polling would be held in 1,175 polling stations, of which at least 10 per cent would be attended by only women polling officials and security personnel.
Noting that the state election department was fully prepared to conduct the elections, the CEO said that expenditure for the coming polls would be at least 15 per cent less compared to the state assembly polls held on November 28 last. The deployment of Central armed police force would also be "immensely reduced" during the elections, he said.
"Though we are yet to receive specific instructions, arrangements would be made for Bru voters in six Tripura relief camps by setting up temporary polling stations at the Mizoram-Tripura border Kanhmun village, as was done in the last state assembly polls," he said. PTI