Mizoram, 18th November: Training of Presiding Officers (PROs) and 1st & 2nd Polling Officers for the upcoming Member of District Council (MDC) under the Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) polls which is going to held on 4th December 2020 commenced today at Govt Region Higher Secondary School, Lawngtlai.

A total of 478 polling officials are appointed to man 111 polling stations within the LADC area. Training is scheduled in phase with limited numbers of trainees at a time given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Sector officers’ briefing was also held today at DC’s Conference Hall in which briefing on important matters was carried out by District Election Officer Dr. Andrew H. Vanlaldika and Election Officer Pu Lalneihthanga Colney along with a hands-on demonstration on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

The entire LADC area is divided into 19 sectors covering all 25 MDC Constituencies. Each sector is assigned to 1 sector officer, above which 4 additional sector officers are put on reserve.

All officials appointed for duty in the LADC MDC polls had first to undergo testing for COVID-19 before being allowed to attend the training.