98,315 new names in Villupuram district
As of now, there are as many as 18,05,948 voters in Cuddalore district, of whom 88,762 are new voters, according to Collector R. Kirloshkumar.
Releasing the final list of the draft electoral rolls with January 1, 2013, as the cut off date for determining the age of the new voter (19 years), here on Thursday, the Collector said that 99,547 applications were received for inclusion in the electoral rolls from October 1 to November 20, 2012.
Of these, as many as 10,785 were rejected for reasons such as want of address proof, under age, etc.
Among new applicants, as many as 88,762 were included in the rolls and 10,785 rejected. However, for the reasons such as death, migration and double registration, a total of 53,524 names were deleted from the rolls.
Mr. Kirloshkumar noted that as per the revised rolls, there are 9,13,063 men, 8,92,878 women and seven other voters in the district taking the gross total to 18,05,948.
The Assembly segment-wise voters’ profile is as follows: Thittakudi (Reserve) – total 1,88,552, including 95,123 men and 93,429 women; Vriddhachalam – total 2,09,421, including 1,06,468 men, 1,02,949 women and four others.
Neyveli – total, 1,80,047, men – 92,091 and women – 87,956; Panruti – total – 2,06,713, men – 1,03,075 men and 1,03,638 women; Cuddalore – total – 1,97,604, men – 1,00,521, women 1,02,566 and others – 1.
Kurinjipadi – total – 1,97,604, men – 1,00,713 and women – 96,891; Bhuvanagiri – total -- 2,19,174, men – 1,11,347 and women – 1,07,827; Chidambaram – 2,08,926, men – 1,04,502 and women 1,04,424 and Kattumannarkoil (Reserve) – total – 1,92,423.
However, in Panruti and Cuddalore segments, women voters outnumber men by 563 and 2,045 respectively.
After the release of the rolls, the Collector also handed over a soft copy of the electoral rolls (without images) to representatives of recognised national and regional political parties.
The Collector observed that for new voters (19 years and above), Electors Photo Identity Cards would be issued on the National Voters’ Day - January 25 - through the respective polling booths.
Those left out of the rolls could submit applications either to the electoral officers or the assistant electoral officers of their respective areas, he added.
As many as 98,315 new voters have been added to the final draft electoral rolls of the Villupuram district released here on Thursday by Collector V. Sampath.
With this, the total number of voters in the district has gone up to 24,46,124 as on January 10, 2013 from 23,81,769 as on January 1, 2012.
The Collector said that the figures were known after deletion of 33,960 names from the rolls owing to death and other reasons.
All the new voters would get their Electors’ Photo Identity Cards on January 15 which would be distributed by electoral officers in the respective polling stations.
The draft rolls could be verified by people at taluk offices and offices of Revenue Divisional Officers and Village Administrative Officers, and also at the respective polling stations.
Mr. Sampath said that the Ginjee Assembly constituency had the highest number of 2,49,540 voters. Number of voters in other Assembly segments is as follows: Ginjee – 2,34,387, Mayilam – 1,98,467, Tindivanam – 2,06,791, Vanur – 2,32,612, Vikkiravandi – 2,04,544, Thirukkoilur – 2,18,296, Rishivandhiyam – 2,25,600, Sankarapuram – 2,26,510 and Kallakurichi – 2,40,433.
The Collector thanked electors and political parties for their cooperation in successfully completing the exercise of deleting, adding and correcting the electoral rolls.
District Revenue Officer R. Brindadevi received the revised draft electoral rolls from Mr. Sampath.