Puducherry

Draft electoral rolls released

Democracy at work: District Election Officer (in-charge) P. Parthiban interacting with representatives of political parties after releasing the draft electoral rolls.

Democracy at work: District Election Officer (in-charge) P. Parthiban interacting with representatives of political parties after releasing the draft electoral rolls.   | Photo Credit: T_Singaravelou

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Women outnumber men in Puducherry; special summary revision begins

District Election Officer (in-charge) P. Parthiban on Friday released the draft electoral rolls for all the 25 Assembly constituencies in Puducherry district.

As per the latest draft electoral rolls, the Puducherry district comprising Mahe and Yanam regions has 7,88,719 voters, including 4,13,821 women and 3,74,829 men and 69 other voters. Women outnumbered men with an increase of 38,992 voters.

With the publication of the draft rolls, those who are of 18 years of age as of January 1, 2018, could apply for inclusion of their names in the rolls.

Mr. Parthiban said the draft voters’ list had been displayed in all polling station locations and at the office of the Electoral Registration Officers and Assistant Electoral Registration Officers for public viewing.

As per the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), a special summary revision would be conducted in all Assembly constituencies from September 15 to October 14. Those whose names were left out in the rolls, wanting to effect name change or address change in rolls could submit the prescribed forms at the designated offices.

Special campaigns

Special campaigns would be conducted on two Sundays — September 24 and October 8 — at booth level. The public/employees can file online applications from the website-www.ceopuducherry.py.gov.in. They can approach the polling station for obtaining forms and submitting their claims and objections, Mr. Parthiban.

The Election department had launched a special campaign to enrol first-time voters and voter registration centres have been established in all colleges for enrolling names in the electoral roll.

Those who had completed 18 years of age would be added in the electoral rolls, he said.

The Election Department would make use of the de-duplication software to keep a tab on suspected bogus voters or those who had their names registered more than once. The process would be applied during the summary revision of electoral rolls, Mr. Parthiban added.

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