Maharashtra: Thane admin announces measures to register more voters for Konkan division graduates constituency

27 September,2023 06:58 PM IST |  Thane  |  mid-day online correspondent

Thane district administration in Maharashtra has appealed to graduates and political parties to help enrol a maximum number of voters

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Thane district administration in Maharashtra has appealed to graduates and political parties to help enrol a maximum number of voters during the preparation of rolls for the Konkan Division Graduates' constituency, the PTI reported on Wednesday.

According to the news agency, the district collector Ashok Shingare said the qualifying date for enrolment in the rolls is November 1. All the applications received between September 30 and November 6 will be considered for inclusion.

The final list of voters will be published on December 30 he told reporters, as per the PTI.

All those who have graduated before October 31, 2020, will be eligible to list themselves as voters.

He said a list of universities and colleges offering graduation will be published on the date of publication of the notification on September 30.

The district election department will approach the establishments, civic bodies and the police departments to ensure maximum registration of voters.

Meanwhile in mid-september, the Thane district election department had said that the revision of electoral rolls for the Konkan Graduates' constituency will be done between October 16 and December 30, when the final list of electors will be published, PTI had earlier reported.

Deputy District Election Officer Archana Kadam had earlier said that November 1 is the qualifying date for the inclusion of names in the electoral rolls which will be prepared afresh. Applications for inclusion of names in the rolls for the Konkan Graduates' constituency can be submitted online or offline, the official told PTI.

Thane Collector Ashok Shingare, who is also the district election officer, had previsously also made an appeale to all the eligible graduates to enrol their names in the electoral rolls being prepared afresh, reported PTI.

Similar instructions have also been issued by Konkan Divisional Commissioner Mahendra Kalyankar to all the districts coming under the Konkan Graduates' constituency, the official told PTI.

Sitting legislative council member Niranjan Davkhare's term ends on July 7, 2024, as per the Election Commission.

Meanwhile, With an aim to check the potential misuse of postal ballot facility extended to voters on poll duty, electoral rules have been changed to ensure that such people cast their vote at designated facilitation centres only and do not keep the ballot papers with them for a long time.

The Election Commission (EC) had in September last year recommended to the Union law ministry to tweak the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 to ensure that voters on poll duty cast their vote at voter facilitation centre located where they are deployed.

(with PTI inputs)

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