People register their names during the drive

The special camps at booth level for enrolment of voters on Sunday giving a last opportunity ahead of the general elections evoked enthusiastic response from electors and those making a fresh application.

At VS Krishna Government College a good number of people cutting across age groups turned up. While some verified their names in the lists the others were seen filling the Form 6 made available to enrol afresh.

At some places residents’ association played their role. Following an SMS given by VUDA Colony secretary M. Srinivasa Rao, a colony resident K. V. Ratnam went to the nearby high school to enrol his name as well as that of his wife and daughter.

“We had our votes at Srikakulam and wanted to use this opportunity to vote here. Since my father submitted the form along with photographs and other papers we hope our names will be enrolled,” said his daughter.

However, Praja Spandana president C.S. Rao was disappointed as his son Joga Rao who went to the polling booth at Nehru Bazar Municipal School was told that the list was not available. The family voted there in the last election.

“I was disappointed as the list was not made available there for verification,” Mr. Rao said. They were asked to verify at the Election Cell at Surya Baugh or the Ward Office, Mr Rao said.

Collector’s visit

District Collector S. Solomon Arokia Raj visited the camps at Boys High School at Gopalapatnam and ZP High School at China Mushidivada.

At the Mee Seva centre at Sabbavaram he said complaints were being received about collection of more than the prescribed fee for services provided and enquired from them about the downloading of the EPIC cards and the fee collected.

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