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The Commissioner, Nagaland & Returning Officer, Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency, Temjen Toy, IAS in a press release today, 25th April 2014, issued a clarification with regard to the article published in some dailies on 24th April 2014, regarding Polling Stations which have recorded more than 100% voting.
The full text of the Press Release is as follows:
“It is clarified that since the whole state of Nagaland is a single Parliamentary Constituency, the Election of India directed that except for Service Voters, all voters on Election Duty will exercise their franchise through Election Duty Certificate (EDC), which can be cast in the EVM of any Polling Station in the State or the Polling Station where they are on duty. It is due to this technicality that some Polling Stations have recorded more votes than there are voters in the Electoral Roll of the Polling Station.
To ensure that no Polling Station recorded more than 100% votes without electors exercising their franchise through EDC, the Assistant Returning Officers have checked all relevant documents during the time of scrutiny in Form 17A and other documents and have reverified the same again and found no anomalies.
This clarification is issued in the interest of public service to clear any doubts in the minds of the public.”