Worried over the motive behind citizens receiving false information, the City Collector Shaila A has called for a police investigation into why messages are being circulated asking persons to fill the Form 7 to include their name in the electoral roll.

Election officers at Shivaji Nagar Municipal School in Govandi. Pic/Atul Kamble
Election officers at Shivaji Nagar Municipal School in Govandi. Pic/Atul Kamble

According to the collector, Form 7 is an application for objecting to inclusion or seeking deletion of name in the electoral roll, not inclusion. Shaila A, a 2003-batch IAS officer, has asked the cops to carry out a thorough investigation in to the rumours, and asked them to submit a report to her on the same.

The collector claimed that even she has received this particular message, after which she approached the cops, as she felt that some anti-social elements could be behind the sending of the messages. “I want to make it clear that Form 7 is not for voter registration, but for the deletion of a name from the electoral roll,” said Shaila.

The collector said that the process of name inclusion concluded on April 5, the last day for voter registration. “We will start registration again after the Lok Sabha results are declared on May 16,” added Shaila.