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Draft poll rolls released

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101 Internet centres approved for online submission of forms for inclusion of names

Collector P. Sankar unveiling a notice board displaying fee structure for various online electoral services at an authorised centre in Sathuvachari in Vellore on Tuesday.Photo:C.Venkatachalapathy
Collector P. Sankar unveiling a notice board displaying fee structure for various online electoral services at an authorised centre in Sathuvachari in Vellore on Tuesday.Photo:C.Venkatachalapathy

Collector P. Sankar released the draft electoral rolls in respective of the 13 Assembly constituencies in Vellore district in the presence of representatives of various political parties at the Collectorate here on Tuesday.

K. Balaraman, District Revenue Officer, received the first copy. The release of the draft rolls also marked the commencement of the summary revision of electoral rolls, which will go on till October 30.

Talking to reporters after releasing the rolls, Mr. Sankar said that 101 Internet centres in the district have been authorised for online submission of application forms for inclusion/deletion of names and for corrections in the existing entries such as change of address.

As per the draft rolls, there are 27,02,361 voters in Vellore district, comprising 13,42,081 men, 13,60,245 women and 35 transgenders.

Application forms for inclusion/deletion of names, correction of entries and change of address would be available free of cost at all approved polling stations. Those who were born on or before December 31, 1995, could enrol themselves as voters. Applications should be submitted to polling station officers before October 31. Applications could also be submitted online at the authorised Internet centres. Special camps would be held at polling stations on October 6, 20 and 27 to receive applications.

Mr. Sankar said that the draft electoral rolls would be displayed at all taluk offices, offices of Sub-Collector/Revenue Divisional Officers and polling stations on all days during the current month. Booth agents of political parties would be given copies of the draft rolls. They should help new voters to enrol themselves and also in the deletion of names of deceased or those who have migrated to other constituencies.

Later, the Collector went to an authorised Internet centre for electoral services on RTO Office Road in Sathuvachari and unveiled a notice board displaying the fee structure for various online electoral services.

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