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Browsing centres to offer voter registration facility

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As many as 100 centres will offer voters the facility for a fee —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
As many as 100 centres will offer voters the facility for a fee —Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

The city is set to have 100 voter registration centres that will offer all the services pertaining to electors’ rolls for a fee. Browsing centres in the city will add, delete and change data to help electors before the Lok Sabha Elections next year. The service will start on October 1.

As many as 40 browsing centres in Chennai district, 35 in Kancheepuram and 11 in Tiruvallur sent representatives to the first training session in Ripon Buildings on Saturday.

At the centre, any eligible elector can file a claim in Form No. 6 for inclusion of his name in the roll by paying a fee of Rs. 10.

For the deletion of names or for raising objection to somebody’s name in Form No. 7 the resident has to pay Rs. 10. Similarly if any particulars such as name, house number, middle name, last name, age, sex, EPIC number in the electoral roll are to be modified by filing a claim in Form No. 8, the elector has to pay another Rs. 10.

Any elector who has changed his house from the polling area of one booth to other booth in the same Assembly Constituency should file application in Form No. 8A for change/transposition from one electoral part to other part, for a fee of Rs.10. A print of one page of the electoral roll will be made for a fee of Rs. 3.

Search service of the data on the rolls will be offered at Rs. 2.

The summary revision of electoral rolls will commence on October 1. The electoral rolls will be published at each polling booth to invite claims and objections for inclusion, deletion, modification and transposition. All the claims and objections will be screened for publishing supplementary electoral roll.

After the final publication of electoral rolls, update of rolls will continue till the last date of filing of nominations by candidates in a general election or by-election.

The service will begin on October 1 when the revision of electoral rolls commences

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