Even as several voters complained about their names being missing from the voters’ list, the district administration said here on Thursday that 68,000 new voters had been added to the list this year.
New voters include even those whose names had been deleted and later restored during the drive.
Responding to complaints of missing names in voters’ list despite possessing the electors photo identity cards (EPIC), Deputy Commissioner Rame Gowda told The Hindu that the revised voters’ list with names of these 68,000 voters had been printed after giving sufficient time for corrections and incorporating missing names.
In spite of this, if names were missing it might be because of change of wards or addresses of voters,, he said.
Dr. Gowda said that names of voters were deleted from the list after it was found that they were not residing at the specified addresses during physical verification. “If voters shift to some other place, their names are deleted after recommendation by officers,” he explained.
Dr. Gowda said 99.63 per cent of registered voters in Mysore district had been issued EPIC. Another drive would be conducted shortly to issue EPIC to new voters or those who had not got the cards, he said.
Dr. Gowda said revision of voters’ list would be taken up again before Assembly elections. Voters could get their names included in the new list, he added.
Revision of voters’ list to be taken up again before Assembly elections If voters shift to a new place, their names are deleted after recommendation by officers: DC
Revision of voters’ list to be taken up again before Assembly elections
If voters shift to a new place, their names are deleted after recommendation by officers: DC