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Security beefed up ahead of Nov 7 Polls

26 October 2010: Security presence has been increased in rural areas of northern Chin State in what appears to be a final phase of preparation for the November 7 elections in Burma.

An official map obtained by the Chinland Guardian (See picture) details security deployment in Tonzang Township and Cikkha Sub-Township of northern Chin State, along with designated polling stations in the area.

According to the map, security personnel have been dispatched to 26 strategic locations in areas close to more than 60 polling stations across Tonzang Township, which also includes the Sub-Township of Cikha.

With a total population of about 30,000 inhabitants, Tonzang Township has two electoral constituencies. Constituency (1) includes the Town of Tonzang and peripheral villages, while Constituency (2) encompasses Cikha Sub-Town and surrounding villages numbering about 40 villages towards the Indian border.

The following table shows the number of polling stations/centers vis-à-vis security presence in the two electoral constituencies.

Constituency

Polling Stations

Polling Centers

Security Locations

Constituency (1)

36

4

15

Constituency (2)

31

2

11

Total

67

6

26

Population Total: 30172


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