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How to Be a Good Presiding Officer

Last updated on 10.05.2015: The general election for the fourteenth legislative assembly will be held on May 16, 2016 to elect representatives of the 140 constituencies in Kerala.The votes will be counted on 19 May.
It is observed that in each election the Presiding Officers generally confused with lot of formalities to be done during, before and after the closing of Election. The presiding Officer is the in-charge of the Polling Station and has lot of work to be done in the previous and on the polling day. He is continuously under constant pressure till the submission of election material along with Ballot Boxes or EVM whatever it may be. The Presiding Officer should ensure all the formalities are done in a perfect manner. Now we want to laid some tips & links for the Presiding & Polling Officers which will help them in completing all formalities without any discrepancy.
The first and foremost prerequisite for Presiding Officer is to attend the training sections seriously.Even if you have worked as a Presiding Officer in some earlier elections , you are required to attend the training sections in a very serious and sincere manner. You are required to study carefully the Presiding Officers Hand book provided to you during the training.You should note down your doubts, confusions and never enter the polling stations with the confused mind.

Disclaimer: It may be noted that this tips cannot be treated as exhaustive in all respects or as a substitute reference for various provisions of election law governing the conduct of elections. Whenever you are in doubt as to the clarity of instructions contained here in, reference should be made to the corresponding Acts and Rules



General Election-Video Help Files
Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail(VVPAT) Demo Video 
Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) Demo Video(Malayalam)-YouTube 
Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) Demo Video-Mobile Version Download (3GP)
Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) Sealing Preparation : View | Download 3GP
Model Polling Station Demo Video-Mobile Version Download (3GP)
General Election-Presentation Files
e-Sammathi Android Application for Poling Officials-Play store link(Wait for OTP)
General Election 2016-e-Sammathi Android Application for Poling Officials-Help File
General Election 2016-Training Material for Presiding Officer and Polling Officer
EVM Help File
Proforma,Forms and PDF Help Files
Election Tips(All in One) for Polling Officers by ​Sreejit.P.K,HSST,GHSS Moolankave,Sulthan Bathery,Wayanad
Election Tips for Polling Officers by ​Prasanth P.S,HSST,Govt Model HSS,Punnamoodu,Thiruvananthapuram
Election Tips for Polling Officers by Thajudheen,PKKSM HSS,Kayamkulam
Election Tips for Polling Officers by Rajesh N.S
Election Tips for Polling Officers by Anoop M.R,Section Officer,Electronics & Information Technology Department, Govt. Secretariat
Packing of Election Covers by Bibin C . Jacob
Training Material by CEO Kerala
Colour of packing of Covers and Election Material to be submitted by the Presiding Officers
Male/Female Counter Sheet in PDF format for First Polling Officer


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25 comments to ''How to Be a Good Presiding Officer"

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  1. Really useful .Keep up the good work.

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  2. Good effort. Congrats....
    also share a sheet for conducting mock poll.

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  3. ഏതൊക്കെ പേപ്പർ 3 വീതം (പഞ്ചായത്ത്‌, ബ്ലോക്ക്, ജില്ല ) തയ്യാറാക്കണം.

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  4. @Sibi
    Form N-10A Declaration by Presiding Officer and Form 24A Account of Votes Polled

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  5. പ്രവാസി ഭാരതീയര്‍ വോട്ട് ചെയ്യാനെത്തിയാല്‍ അവരുടെ പാസ്‌പോര്‍ട്ടിന്റെ ഒറിജിനല്‍ വേണം തിരിച്ചറിയല്‍ രേഖയായി പരിശോധിക്കേണ്ടത്.ഫാറം 21 എ യിലെ വോട്ട് രജിസ്റ്ററിന്റെ 2-ാം കോളത്തില്‍ ക്രമ നമ്പരിന് മുമ്പില്‍ പി.വി എന്നു കൂടി ചേര്‍ക്കണം. ഉദാ: PV -1, PV-2 എന്നിങ്ങനെ.

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  6. In Kasaragod District , During Election Class it is informed that form No 24A(Account of votes recorded should be prepared separately for GP, BP ,and DP. Other Documents like Presiding officers diary, declaration by PO need not be prepared separately.

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  7. what is 35b and 35c in 24a voters account..?

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  8. 35 B- VIOLATED VOTING PROCEDURE- NOT MAINTAINING SECRECY OF VOTING- TELLING LOUDLY TO WHOM VOTED OR SHOWING BALLOT PAPER- NOT APPLICABLE AT PRESENT
    35 C- REFUSING TO VOTE AFTER SIGNING IN THE VOTERS REGISTER

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  9. If an elector refuses to vote after putting signature in Register of voters but before 3 rd polling officer pressing Ballot Button then what shall we do?

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  10. @rajith_p write "refused to vote" in the remarks column of voters register ie; 21A and ask the person to go out .If the ballot button is already pressed ,allow the next voter to vote.

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  11. you may wwitch off control unit and then switch again . so that that given ballot will get cancelled

    prabhakaran vannadil
    payyanur

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  12. what is a Ballot label? Many of my colleagues are asking this question.
    Ballot label is nothing but a ballot paper itself containing the particulars of election,serial numbers and names of contesting candidates and the
    symbols allotted to them.Each Polling will be supplied 3 Ballot labels(white for GP, Pink for BP and Blue For DP) in addition to 15 ballot papers(labels) for tendered votes.The presiding officer must cancel these 3 ballot labels by putting cross marks.The ballot labels along with duly filled Form No 24 A in a sealed cover must be attached to the carry case of the CU using cello tape.
    At the time of counting CU and this sealed cover only will be supplied to the Counting Table. The Counting officials have to write the serial no and names of the candidates on the back side of Form 24 A exactly as printed on the ballot labels before commencement of Counting.
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  13. @rajith_p Write "REFUSED TO VOTE" in the REMARK Column against the entry relating to the elector in the REGISTER OF VOTES(21A).Elector and presiding officer put full signature below that remark.Never change the serial number in 21A.It is also noted in Form 24A(Account of vote polled).

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  14. ബിസ്വാസ് ന്റെ നിർദേശങ്ങൾ വായിക്കാൻ നല്ല രസം , വളരെ തമാശ രൂപത്തിൽ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു

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  15. The link given to know your polling station, (http://www.edrop.gov.in/select4group.php) is to know group details. There is no link can be seen in e-Drop website to know your polling station. Sir please check it.

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  16. Please show the form list at the day of poll form no. and his propose

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  17. please updated details for LAC election,,,above tips related to lsg election (most of them)

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  18. The App to be used on Poll day is unavailable yet...

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