Visakhapatnam

Ensure error-free electoral rolls: official

Special Observor on Revision of Electoral Rolls K.S. Jawahar Reddy, flanked by District Collector N. Yuvaraj and Joint Collector Pravin Kumar, at a review meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Special Observor on Revision of Electoral Rolls K.S. Jawahar Reddy, flanked by District Collector N. Yuvaraj and Joint Collector Pravin Kumar, at a review meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.  

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Changes, if any, to be made after consultation by December 28

Political parties and officials should ensure an error-free electoral rolls in the city as elections to Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation is in the offing, K.S. Jawahar Reddy, Special Observer on Revision of Electoral Rolls and Principal Secretary of Panchayati Raj, has said.

Speaking at a review of electoral rolls with officials and representatives of different political parties at the Collectorate here on Sunday, he asked the officials to ensure that every person who attains 18 years on January 1, 2015 is included in the electoral rolls.

Responding to a suggestion on use of Aadhaar cards for elimination of duplicate entries, Dr. Jawahar Reddy said that the Election Commission was yet to take a decision on the issue.

District Chief Electoral Officer and District Collector N. Yuvaraj said that the process of electoral review was taken up in the district as per the schedule indicated by the Election Commission in its notification. Claims and objections were received from voters and political parties and changes would be made in the electoral rolls after consultation by December 28.

Notices were sent to voters with names in more than one booth and after asking them their choice, name in other places would be deleted, the Collector said.

Polling booths

There were adequate number of polling booths in the limits of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Pravin Kumar, Joint Collector and in-charge Commissioner of GVMC said and added that, if required, more number of polling booths would be set up.

Representatives of different political parties suggested that the Election Commission weigh in the ground realities of non-issue of Aadhaar cards in many areas, including Agency areas, before making seeding Aadhaar number with electoral ID card a must. TDP urban, rural, YSRCP, Congress, BJP, BSP, and CPI representatives spoke.

Additional Joint Collector D.V. Reddy, DRO K. Nageswara Rao, GVMC additional commissioners and other officials were present.

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