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Villages ‘missing’ from electoral roll

Shillong, Feb. 23: Two villages in remote West Khasi Hills district have been found “missing” from the electoral roll for tomorrow’s polls to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).

The villages — Phyllut and Mawkhan Wahkhwang — fall under 40 Marngor polling station within 24 Pariong Mawthadraishan constituency.

The constituency falls under the jurisdiction of the sub-divisional officer (civil) Mairang in West Khasi Hills.

In view of the flaw, commissioner and secretary (district council affairs) Jopthiaw Lyngdoh said the date of poll with respect to 40 Marngor polling station has been deferred to Wednesday.

“The poll date has been deferred after receiving the consent of the governor so that eligible voters from the two missing villages are able to exercise their franchise,” Lyngdoh said.

He also said the returning officer had been advised to recall the polling party assigned to the polling station. Lyngdoh said the returning officer informed the department about the “missing” villages yesterday.

Apart from the electors under Marngor polling station, over 8 lakh voters will elect 58 representatives to the KHADC and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) tomorrow.

Altogether 123 candidates are vying for the 29 seats of the KHADC while 89 candidates are vying for the 29 seats of the JHADC. Polling will be held from 7am to 4pm in 1,491 polling stations.


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