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Draft poll rolls released in Nellai and Tuticorin

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VERIFICATION: Voters checking details in draft electoral rolls at Palayamkottai taluk office on Friday. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen.
VERIFICATION: Voters checking details in draft electoral rolls at Palayamkottai taluk office on Friday. Photo: A. Shaikmohideen.

Madurai Bureau

"Those who want to enrol their names or make corrections in names or addresses can do so before February 11"

TIRUNELVELI: Draft electoral rolls for all 11 Assembly constituencies in the district were displayed on Friday in the respective offices of revenue divisional officers, tahsildars, special panchayats, municipalities, panchayats and post offices.

According to Collector Atul Anand, the poll rolls for Sankarankovil, Vasudevanallur, Kadayanallur, Tenaksi, Alangulam, Tirunelveli, Palayamkottai, Cheranmahadevi, Ambasamudhram, Nanguneri and Radhapuram Assembly segments were displayed.

Eligible voters should verify their names and addresses.

"Those who want to enrol their names and make corrections in names or addresses can do so before February 11, with the help of officials on duty at these centres and get acknowledgement."

Moreover, special camps for this purpose would be held on February 4 in all polling stations and post offices between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Special gram sabha meetings and council meetings in municipalities would be organised the same day to check the names and addresses of the voters in each area, he said.

Tuticorin

The district administration has published the draft electoral rolls for the seven assembly constituencies in the district here on Friday.

Accordingly, 10,86,413 electors are now in the district, of which 5,62,041 are female voters and the rest male voters.

Official sources said that among the seven constituencies, Tuticorin possess the maximum number of electors (2,14,244), while Satankulam has the least number of electors (1,26,045).

There was an overall drop in the number of electors in the present draft rolls compared to the final rolls published on September 15, 2005 following a summary revision.

The total number of electors featured in the last list was 11,31,068 vis-à-vis 10,86,413 in the current list.

It was due to a large number of deletion of names from the final roll published last year and fewer additions thereafter, sources said.

Officials said 1,324 polling stations would be established in the district for the forthcoming Assembly elections, after adding 132 ancillary polling stations to the number of stations put up during the last Lok Sabha polls in 2004.

Sources said check and repair of 1,720 Electronic Voting Machines, which were to be used for the Assembly polls, were under way.

The examination of the machines was being carried out by technicians from Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore.

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