54,815 people add their names to list on Sunday

The deadline to add names in the voters’ list ended on Sunday. On the last day to add names, citizens queued up in front of the various centres across the city.

Ganesh Chandra Nath, a resident of Koramangala, was just among the thousands of people who visited the registration centres. “I got to know through someone that today is the last day to register. There was a slight confusion, as I did not have my Aadhaar card as I only have an acknowledgement slip. I finally applied by attaching a copy of my PAN card,” he said.

Babu Paul, another resident of Koramangala, was happy to find that the officials at the registration centre were patient, approachable and friendly. “I thought the voter registration would be a time-consuming process. But the officials were helpful and the whole process was completed in a short time,” he said.

According to information available, as many as 54,815 people registered as voters on Sunday. There were 11,884 registrations in Central division, 10,750 in North, 14,498 in South and 17,683 in Bangalore Urban, all of which come under the control of the District Election Officer, who is also Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner.

An official said that there have been a total of over 2 lakh additions to the voters’ list since the voter registration drive began. The maximum response was on March 2 when the special voter registration drive was held at all the 7,712 polling stations in the city.

On that single day, 80,000 voters registered across the city. There are as many as 72.62 lakh registered voters in the city, as per the voters’ list published on January 1, 2014. The updated voters’ list would be published soon, the official added.

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