No. B.12024/3/2023-SEC/VC/MADC/61







Dated Aizawl, the 4th January, 2024


Subject   :      Prohibition of Smoking and use of Mobile phone at Polling Booths and Counting Hall.


                  The State Election Commission, taking all aspects into consideration, hereby orders that the use of mobile phone by the Candidates, Election agents, voters, etc, inside Polling Booths shall not be allowed irrespective of whether it is kept in silent mode or otherwise in connection with the By-Election to Thiahra and New Saikao Village Councils under Mara Autonomous District Council scheduled to be held on 30th January, 2024. Counting Agents and holders of authority letters are also not allowed to carry Mobile Phone inside the Counting Hall. Returning/Presiding Officers/ Polling Officials, Counting Officials and Security Personnel are allowed to carry the Mobile Phones in silent mode at all times.


                  Further, Smoking inside the Polling Booths and Counting Hall is prohibited. The Polling Staff /Counting Staff and the candidate or his election agents/counting agents are not allowed to smoke inside the Polling Station and Counting Hall.





State Election Commissioner



Memo No. B.12024/3/2023-SEC/VC/MADC/61           :      Dated Aizawl, the 4th January, 2024

Copy to :-

  1. District Election Officer & Deputy Commissioner, Siaha District, Siaha for favour of information with a request to pass on the Order to all concerned.
  2. Superintendent of Police, Siaha for favour of information and necessary action.
  3. All Returning Officers for information and necessary action.
  4. All Presiding Officers for information and necessary action.








State Election Commission,