Election Commission to hold meeting over heatwave concern ahead of second phase of LS polls

Election Commission to hold meeting over heatwave concern ahead of second phase of LS polls

As India enters the second phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission is preparing strategies to counter potential heatwave risks. Concerns have been raised about voter turnout and the health of officials at polling stations due to above-average temperatures.

Story highlights
  • Election Commission of India addresses heatwave concerns for the ongoing 2024 Lok Sabha elections
  • The commission is holding a meeting with stakeholders to develop strategies for a safe voting experience
  • The general elections, split into 7 phases, will continue until 1 June 2024, with results announced on 4 June 2024.

As India gears up for the second phase of polling in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections of 2024, the Election Commission is taking proactive steps to address potential challenges posed by above-normal temperatures and heat waves in certain regions of the country. 

In light of this, the Election Commission of India is convening a crucial meeting with various stakeholders this morning to discuss and implement measures aimed at mitigating the risks associated with heat waves during the electoral process.

The forecast of above-normal maximum temperatures and the looming threat of heat waves have raised concerns regarding voter turnout and the well-being of election officials and volunteers working in polling stations. Recognizing the significance of these challenges, the Election Commission is engaging in strategic discussions with key stakeholders to devise effective strategies and protocols to ensure a smooth and safe voting experience for all citizens.

The general elections in India commenced from 19 April and will go on till June 1, 024 divided in 7 phases, to elect 543 members of the Lok Sabha. The votes will be counted and the results will be declared on 4 June 2024.

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: Apr 22, 2024