Lok Sabha Election

Women-run poll centres in Haryana

Haryana is all set to get Sakhi Matdan Kendras in each Assembly segment to disseminate the message of women empowerment. These centres will exclusively be run by women and no male personnel would be present on these centres.

Haryana's Chief Electoral Officer Rajeev Ranjan on Tuesday said that this initiative would go a long way in spreading message in the society that women could not only participate in the elections but also get these conducted in an efficient manner. “Extensive steps are being taken to increase participation of women in the democratic system,” he said.

Mr. Ranjan said that arrangement of separate queues for women would be made on each polling centre in the State. “While casting vote, priority would be given to those women who are pregnant and near delivery and those who are having children below three years of age. In those polling centres where the number of women in the queue is more than 15, two women would be allowed to cast their vote after every single male voter so that women need not to stand in the queue for too long in summer. Apart from this, arrangement of separate toilets for women would also be made at the polling site,” he said.

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