Filing of nominations for Nagaland's Noksen byelection to begin on March 23

The last date for submission of the nomination documents for the Noksen byelections in Nagaland is March 30.


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As byelection to Noksen assembly seat in Tuensang district of Nagaland is scheduled on April 17, Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha held talks with representatives of political parties, district officials and media persons on Friday.

Noksen constituency has 11,819 electors. Of it, 11,788 are general voters (6,163 males and 5,625 females) and 31 are service electors. Yangpi has the highest number of voters at 953 and Yukumsang the lowest number of electors at 113, Sinha informed reporters.

Sinha said that while filing of nominations will begin on March 23, the last date for submission of the documents is March 30.

As many as 138 polling personnel will be requisitioned for the 23 polling stations in Noksen and 69 others will be kept on reserve.

The byelection was scheduled following the death of CM Chang, minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Justice and Law, who suffered from COVID-19 infection. He succumbed to the infection on October 12, 2020.

Noksen is the first assembly seat in India, where Voter-verified paper audit trail system was first used with EVMs in a by-poll in September 2013.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published:March 20, 2021, 1:19 p.m.

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