2. All governement dues cleared
The Election Commission wants candidates to supply a certificate that they owe no arrears to any government department or agency, like utility bills.
3. One way e-ballot transmission
The ballot paper will be sent electronically for defence, paramilitary personnel and those posted in missions abroad, but the votes will have to be posted back.
4. Voter guide in local language
Each house gets a booklet with polling information, contacts of poll officials etc.
5. 72-hour protocol
An SOP for the first 72 hours after announcement of polls and for the last 72 hours before polling to ensure that the poll machinery is set rolling and activated.
6. Height of voting compartment
Taking note of complaints received in previous elections, the height of the voting compartment would be raised from 24 inches to 30 inches to ensure secrecy.
7. Directions to polling station
Voting slips will carry Google Maps snapshot of the polling station.
8. Caste/Religion barred
The Election Commission will strictly implement the Supreme Court order to ensure that canvassing on religious and caste lines does not take place.
9. Separate polling stations for women
Looking at the customs and social practice of some areas, the EC has directed setting up separate polling stations for the women.
10.Photos of candidates on EVMs
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will display photographs of candidates for the first time in Manipur and Uttarakhand.