Work on final voters' list to enter last lap

Sep 02, 2013, 00:57 IST | A Correspondent

Considering that the Lok Sabha elections could happen before schedule, the district election department is all geared up to begin efforts from September 16

With the addition of new voters and the deletion of dead, migrated and repeated names, the drive to update the voters’ list is likely to end on January 6 when, in the wake of the directive from the election commission of India, the final list would be published by the district election department.

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In the campaign held between April 1 and August 1, 6.7 lakh names have been deleted and presently there are 60.37 lakh voters in the district.

While giving the information about the drive, district deputy election officer Apurva Wankhede said that the process for claims and objections on photographs in the list would be carried out from September 16 to October 17.

Wankhede said that in the same period, the department would carry out the process of inclusion of new voters. Those who are 18 years or above in age as of January 1, 2013, but their names have not appeared in the list for one reason or another, would be integrated into the final voters’ list.

“Simultaneously, the reading of voter’s list would be carried out in the rural parts of the district between September 21 and October 5. The voters could register their claims and objections regarding the list on September 22, 29 and October 6,” said Wankhede.

She added that in November and December, the department’s official work of updating the voters’ list would be performed, and on January 6 the final list would be published after the necessary modifications and revision. 

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