Kohima, February 6 (MTNews): In pursuance of the conduct of the General Election to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly Election, 2023, the Election Commission of India has issued the following guidelines on setting up temporary offices by political parties and candidates:
. No such office will be opened by way of any encroachment either of public or private property.
. No such office will be opened in any religious place or campus of such religious place.
. No such office will be opened contiguous to any educational institution/hospital.
. No such office will be opened within 200 meters of an existing polling station.
Only one party flag and banner with party symbols/photographs can be displayed at such an office.
The size of the banner used in such an office should not exceed 4 feet x 8 feet, subject to the further condition that if the local laws prescribed a smaller size for banner/hoarding, etc., then the size prescribed by local law shall prevail.
Written permission should necessarily be taken from the Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer or Returning Officer, who will consult the concerned SP/local police while granting the permit.
The Expenditure Observers shall be informed of all such offices so that they can closely monitor them to ensure that expenditure on such offices is properly booked in the account of the candidate.
The local police shall be informed of all such offices to ensure that no law and order situation is created in such office/camp.