Mangaluru, Oct 7,2016: The revision process began with handing over the published draft electoral rolls to representatives of political parties and will end with publication of the final revised electoral roll on January 10, 2017, DK DC Dr K G Jagadeesha, the district electoral officer stated.
Public will have an opportunity to go through the draft rolls in their respective polling stations from October 1 to 31 and bring to the notice of the respective booth level officers, if any correction or deficiencies therein. The rolls will also be read out booth and part wise at gram sabhas, in urban local bodies as well as resident welfare association meets from October 7 to 14. A special campaign will be carried out for revision and assertion of rights at the booth level from October 16 to 23.
Objections received will be disposed off by November 30, Jagadeesha said adding the revised list will be published on January 10. The DC asserted that political parties have a major role to play in ensuring that the voters list is clean.
The summary revision is in addition to the continuous updation that the district administration takes up on a regular basis, he noted.
All those who attain the age of 18 as on January 1, 2017 are eligible to register their names in the electoral rolls. They can do so either at their respective polling stations or online at ceokarnataka.kar.nic.in, he said. People can also get their names corrected if they are wrongly spelt or printed by submitting form 8 and other forms for a host of corrections approved by the ECI.
A voter also may submit his/her latest passport size photograph to the tehshildars in case the photo on the draft electoral roll is old, he said.
The administration has carried out a total of 4,24,662 corrections during the summary revision and the same is reflected in the draft rolls, DC pointed.
This includes deletion of 696 dual entries, 560 double entries of photos in the electoral roll, 5,376 persons who are no more and 9,849 who have since migrated to other places. As on October 1, there are 16,23,847 voters in the district including 8,03,226 men and 8,20,621 women. Jagadeesha said specific instructions have been given to the booth level officers to be present at their designated booths during this month and facilitate in the clean up process of the rolls.