Indian security officials stand guard outside a room where Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) are kept at a counting centre. AFP
Elaborate arrangements have been made by Election Commission officials in Jammu and kashmir to ensure peaceful counting of votes for the six Lok Sabha seats in the state tomorrow.
Election officials said 10 counting centres have been set up for the counting process.
Officials said a three-tier security ring would protect and secure each counting centre to ensure a free, fair and peaceful counting process.
Lok Sabha constituencies of Jammu, Udhampur, Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramulla would have one counting centre each while for the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat two counting centres are being set up, one in Leh and the other in Kargil town.
Three counting centres have been set up for counting of migrant votes in Delhi, Jammu and Udhampur.
Officials said there would 90 counting halls in total and 896 counting tables in these halls.
To ensure there is no untoward incident around the counting halls, prohibitory restrictions under section 144 CrPc will remain in force around each counting centre from the beginning till the end of the counting process, officials said.
General observers would monitor the counting process and they will be assisted by micro observers.
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