New Delhi: After ensuring free and fair poll in five states, the Election Commission is now gearing up to chalk-out polling strategies for the Assembly elections due in five state in 2012.

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur will go to polls next year.

The Election Commission on Tuesday convened a two-day workshop, which was attended by the Chief Electoral officers from the five states, and brainstormed on devising a mechanism to reduce the problems of the voters on the D-day and putting the voters list in order.

In that regard, the focus of the Commission would be on imparting better training facilities to all the poll officials.

During the first day of the meet, discussion was held on how to ensure free and fair elections and record maximum voter's turnout.

To analyse the troubles faced by the polling officials, three working groups of the representatives were constituted during the workshop.

According to sources, the District Election Officers (District Collectors) will play an effective role of master trainers (chief instructor).

“The points discussed during the two-day workshop will be implemented in states where the assembly elections are due next year,” sources said.

Those who attended the workshop included one district magistrate each from all the five states, voter registration officials and booth level officials from the states going to polls.

JPN/Bureau