Drive yields three lakh voter applications

Three lakh people submitted applications seeking inclusion of their names in the voter list during the special drive in the State on Sunday.

Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha told presspersons in Bangalore on Monday that nearly three lakh applications, including 39,000 online, were received on Sunday.

More than six lakh voters have submitted Form No 6 for inclusion of their names in the voter list since February 1. Electors Photo Identity Cards would be issued to all within 10-12 days, after field verification.

In Bangalore, 79,000 people in 28 Assembly constituencies have submitted applications. The State has around 4.46 crore voters, as on January 31, 2014. March 16 is the last day for enrolment.

Mr. Jha said that 54,261 polling stations would be established in the State. Sufficient number of electronic voting machines would be made available to ensure smooth polling.

He said that the model code of conduct would not come in the way of ongoing works but the government has to take permission from the Election Commission of India for giving compensation to farmers for crop loss on account of the recent spell rain.

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