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Lok Sabha election | No distance too far for EC: A shoutout to those who ensured every part of India voted

In the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls that spanned five and a half weeks, Election Commission officers have overcome challenges aplenty to ensure free and fair elections

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Polling parties carry EVMs and other equipment to reach Luguthang - Mukto district, which is located at a height of 13,583 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. The state went to polls on April 11 in a single phase (Image: Twitter/ @SpokespersonECI)
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Polling parties carry EVMs and other equipment to reach Luguthang - Mukto district, which is located at a height of 13,583 feet in Arunachal Pradesh. The state went to polls on April 11 in a single phase. (Image: Twitter/ @SpokespersonECI)

The 'Newtons' of the Election Commission reach Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh to conduct polling. The district is marred with Naxal insurgency. The district comes under Bastar, which went for polls on April 11. (Image: Twitter/@ECISVEEP)
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Election Commission officials reach Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh to conduct polling. The district is marred by Naxal insurgency. The district comes under Bastar, which went for polls on April 11. (Image: Twitter/@ECISVEEP)

Soldiers deployed in Siachen along the LOC cast their votes as service voters on April 11. In a first of its kind move, the EC organised Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) for the troops. ETPBS provides a facility to service voters deployed in far-flung, remote and inhospitable terrain or even Indian Missions abroad to download their ballot papers online, vote and forward the ballot papers to their respective Electoral Returning Officers through post. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)
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Soldiers deployed in Siachen along the LOC cast their votes as service voters on April 11. In a first-of-its-kind move, the EC organised Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) for the troops. ETPBS provides a facility to service voters deployed in far-flung, remote and inhospitable terrain or even Indian missions abroad to download their ballot papers online, vote and forward the papers to their respective electoral Returning Officers via post. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)

A polling team crosses river Kabung en-route to 34-Messing polling station under Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)
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A polling team crosses river Kabung en route 34-Messing polling station under Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)

EVM awareness teams traversing towards polling stations across the famous Double Decker Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya at Nongriat polling station under Shillong parliamentary constituency. Meghalaya went to polls on April 11. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)
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EVM awareness teams cross the famous Double Decker Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya at Nongriat polling station under Shillong parliamentary constituency. Meghalaya went to polls on April 11. (Image: Twitter/@SpokespersonECI)

This is Tashigang village at an elevation of 4,650 metres in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The world's highest polling booth is being set up for 50 voters here. Polls are due to be conducted here on May 19. (Image: DDNewsShimla)
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This is Tashigang village at an elevation of 4,650 metres in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The world's highest polling booth was set up for 50 voters here. Polls were conducted here on May 19. (Image: DDNewsShimla)

First Published on May 20, 2019 02:45 pm
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