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ELECTION

DUTY
CERTIFICATE

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GUIDELINES FOR ISSUE OF ELECTION DUTY CERTIFICATE FOR GENERAL ELECTION TO LOK SABHA 2014 2 .

PROVISIONS OF RULE 20 OF CE RULES PERSON ON ELECTION DUTY WITHIN HIS OWN PARLIAMENTARY OUTSIDE HIS OWN CONSTITUENCY PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY ELECTION DUTY CERTIFICATE POSTAL BALLOT CAN VOTE IN PERSON AT ANY POLLING STATION EXCEPT THE PS WHERE HE IS A VOTER 11/20/18 DEO NORTH GOA 3 .

RANDOMIZATION SOFTWARE  Ensures that Polling Staff on duty will preferably be from the same Parliamentary Constituency BUT may/may not be from his own Assembly Constituency. majority of the Polling Staff shall vote through Election Duty Certificate. .  Therefore.

 Instances of issue of PB even after poll day avoided. . etc are avoided. ADVANTAGES OF EDC  No special arrangement required for casting of ballot who have been issued EDC  RO may not have to monitor casting of ballots exercised through EDC  RO relieved from responsibility of sending polled Postal Ballots for counting  Time consumed for counting Postal Ballot is saved  Allegations regarding violation of secrecy of votes.

VOTING BY POLLING STAFF IN PERSON  Poling Staff has to apply to RO through FORM 12A so as to reach him at least 4 days before poll date.  RO will then issue an Election Duty Certificate in FORM 12B  This FORM 12B will authorise the Polling Staff to vote at his polling station mentioned in this form  The EDC issued in FORM 12B shall be serially numbered with unique serial number .  This form should be attached with copy of Appointment Order and EPIC.

. INSTRUCTION S FOR FILLING FORM 12A  Copies of FORM 12A are made available to Polling Staff after first randomization during District Level Training.  However. & Assembly Constituency details are to be filled by polling staff. Part No. .  The details of Serial No. the Polling Station where he is posted shall be left blank as the same will be known only after the third round of randomization.

Drivers.  This will ensure that the same person will not be allowed to vote at the PS where he would have voted otherwise. . can vote at any nearby PS through EDC. etc. reserved staff at ARO Office.  Police personnel deployed on the PS. Conductors. ELECTORAL ROLL  Letters “EDC” will be mentioned in the “Marked Copy of the Electoral Roll” against the name of person to whom EDC is issued. Cleaners.

 Mention the name and Electoral Roll details as per EDC  EDC to be retained by the First Polling Officer  Person shall be allowed to vote by following USUAL procedure . the Presiding Officer shall:  Obtain signature of the person producing EDC on EDC (FORM 12B)  Serially number the entry of EDC consecutively after the last serial number in the marked copy. INSTRUCTIONS TO PRESIDING OFFICER  PO will brief all the Polling Agents that Polling Personnel with EDC can vote on ONLY on the basis of EDC  Whenever any Polling Staff presents an EDC for casting his vote.

 Enter the total number of EDC Voters against item No.  In Item No. 13 in the Presiding Officers Diary. . 1 of Form 17 C (Part – I) regarding Total number of Electors assigned to the Polling Station. enter as below:  Ex: if total number of voters assigned to the part are 1125 and EDC vote count is 9 then show as 1134 (1125+ EDC 9)  Place all EDC’s in a separate envelope mentioning thereon the Number and Name of PS and Total number of EDC’s inside the envelope. INSTRUCTIONS TO PRESIDING OFFICER  Allow the EDC voters to cast their votes in presence of Polling Agents as far as possible.

INSTRUCTIONS TO 2ND POLLING OFFICER  In Form 17A Register of Voters. 2 (Serial No. of Elector in the Electoral Roll) the Serial No. Column No. . and Name of Assembly Segment of EDC holder shall be mentioned in following manner: 329 / 06 / Canacona. Part No..

. It may be sent to me at the following address:- …………………………………. No.SOUTH GOA Parliamentary Constituency. 02 . Yours faithfully Place: …………………… Date: ……………………. ..South Goa Parliamentary Constituency Sir.SOUTH GOA Constituency. [ Signature ] Name in Full . I intend to cast my vote in person at the ensuing election to the House of the People from the . 06 of the electoral rolls for 40 – Canacona . 329 Part No. [ I request that an Election Duty Certificate in FORM 12B may be issued to enable me to vote at the Polling Station where I may be on duty on the polling day. . …………………………………. FORM 12A [ See Rule 20(21) ] APPLICATION FOR ELECTION DUTY CERTIFICATE To The Returning Officer 02 . . . [ I have been posted on election duty within the constituency at . but my name is entered at Sr. . Assembly Constituency comprised within 02 .

[ Signature ] SEAL Returning Officer . Place: …………………… Date: ……………………. . [ Parliamentary Constituency. 329 Part No. .SOUTH GOA . FORM 12B [ See Rule 20(2) and 35A ] ELECTION DUTY CERTIFICATE No. the electoral rolls for 40 Canacona . That by reason of his being on election duty he is unable to vote at the Polling Station where he is entitled to vote and that he is therefore hereby authorized to vote at any Polling Station in the said constituency where he may be on duty on the date of poll.: _________ Certified that …………………………………… is an elector in the 02 . his electoral roll number being . 06 of . .