Indian General Elections 2009-Special Section
FAQS ON ELECTION PROCESS
Q. 1. What is the concept of Micro Observer?
Ans. An officer/official of Central Govt./Public Sector undertakings of Central Govt. working in the district is deployed as a Micro Observer at a polling station or a group of polling stations located in a premises/building who works directly under the control and supervision of Observer of Election Commission of India.
Q. 2. What is the criteria for deployment of Micro Observers?
Ans. Polling stations are short listed for the purpose on the basis of various factors which contribute to vulnerability of voters.
Q. 3. What are the duties of Micro Observer on the poll day?
Ans. The duties of Micro Observer are mainly to watch the following auspects:-
(i) Mock poll procedures,
(ii) Presence of polling agents and observance of ECI instructions with regard to them,
(iii) Observance of entry pass system and access to polling station,
(iv) Proper identification of electors in accordance with ECI guidelines,
(v) Identification and recording procedures for the absentee, shifted and duplicate voters list (ASD list), wherever made,
(vi) Application of Indelible Ink,
(vii) Noting down particulars of electors in the register in Form 17A,
(viii) Maintenance of secrecy of voting,
(ix) Conduct of polling agents, their complaints,
If the Micro observer feels that the poll is, for any reason being vitiated he will immediately bring it to the notice of the constituency Observer for taking remedial action.
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