How to Be a Good Presiding Officer-Election Tips

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.

Electronic Voting Machine(EVM) Sealing Procedure

Watch the video for familiarizing the sealing procedure of EVM

Ballot Unit-VVPAT-Control Unit(BVC) Connection Procedure

Watch the video for familiarizing the BVC Connection procedure

Sealing of Mock Poll Slips

Watch the video for familiarizing the sealing of Mock poll slips

Removing Battery from VVPAT

After completion of poll, the Presiding officer shall remove the power pack(battery) from VVPAT in the presence of polling agents. Only after removal of power pack from VVPAT, the carrying case of VVPAT shall be sealed in the presence of polling agents.

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
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-Help Files
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-To do list for Presiding Officers Prepared by Shiju S M
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-Election Guide prepared by Anoop M R(Last updated on 02-04-2021)
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-Presiding Officers Guide prepared by Harikumar A
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-A guide to polling officers prepared by Anoop T & Robin Samuel
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-Quick reference for Presiding Officers-Prepared by Rajesh N S
Useful data sheets & Tips for Polling day-Prepared by Bibin C Jacob
Election 2021-All in one Tool for Presiding Officers by Sreejit P K
Election 2021-Data Sheet for Quick Reference
Election 2021-Tips for Presiding Officers by Prasanth P S
Election 2021- Forms & Data Sheets for Presiding Officers by Alrahiman
Election 2021- Letter to Polling Agents(Mockpoll Time)-Sample Form
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2021-Training Materials
Election Training Material-Trivandrum
Election Training Material-Kollam
Election Training Material-Alappuzha
Election Training Material-Malappuram
Collection of Polling Materials
Handbook for Presiding Officer 2021[PDF]
Chief Electoral Officer, Kerala(Official Site)
Election Video Helps
EVM Sealing-Demo Video
BVC Connection-Demo Video
Sealing Mock Poll Slips-Demo Video
Removing power pack(Battery) from VVPAT-Short Video
Application for Postal Ballot(Form 12)
Android App
Poll Manager Android APP
Circulars & Govt Orders
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election-Remuneration of Polling Officials. GO(Ms) No. 189/2021/Election dtd 21.03.2021
Kerala Legislative Assembly Election-Alternative Photo Identity Documents. Circular dtd 28.03.2021

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