Voters List Revision Drive from October 01 to 31
Mujahid Deputy | KMNN
Bangalore. Oct. 3, 2012. “If the Muslim
The Election Commission of India will conduct a drive on revision of voters’ list in 178 Legislative Assembly constituencies in the State from 1 to 31 October. The eligible citizens can file applications for inclusion, deletion, or correction of names or other details in the voters’ list.
Speaking to the press persons Mr. Manoj Special Officer in Karnataka Electoral Office said, “A sketch of the voters’ list would be published in all polling centers, offices of deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners. The draft will also be available at the city corporation, municipal and local bodies from October 1, 2012. A special drive with booth level agents of political parties for receiving claims and objections would be held on the three Sundays (October 7, 14 and 21). The final list of electoral rolls would be announced on January 5, 2013.”
Voter Facilitation Centers have been established in all Assembly constituencies to help eligible voters to include their names in the list, he said. The voters can know the status of their enrollment by sending their ID card number via SMS to 9243355223. The voters can also know the Assembly Constituency they belong to, polling stations and other details through SMS.
Election cells will be opened in colleges to enable students to file applications and get their electoral photo identity cards, Mr. Manoj said. However, in 46 Assembly constituencies, the revision of list exercise would be taken up for a month from October 16, he added.
The 46 constituencies include 28 constituencies in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Davangere North, Davangere South, Chamundeshwari, Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja, Mangalore North, Mangalore South, Bellary, Bellary City, Gulbarga South, Gulbarga North, Belgaum North, Belgaum South, Dharwad, Hubli-Dharwad East, Hubli-Dharwad Central, Hubli-Dharwad West.
Why it is important to include your Name in the Electoral Rolls?
To exercise your vote, your name must be included in the Electoral Roll of the area of your residence. According to Article 326 of the Constitution and Sec. 19 of the R. P. Act, 1950, the minimum age for the registration of a voter in India is 18 years, as on the first day of January of the year of revision of electoral rolls.
You need to apply in the prescribed form, which is available either online or with the ERO (Election Registration Officer)/Designated Officer, and present yourself on the date of hearing. If everything is found to be in order, your name will be included in the Electoral Rolls of the constituency in which you reside.
Mr. Masood Abdul Khadir, Convener, Karnataka Muslim Muttahida Mahaz urged the people to exercise their franchise. He said, “We ought to keep in mind that our vote plays a very prominent role in establishing the good government. Every eligible candidate should register himself/herself and use this facility which is his/her right. By exercising our franchise properly we should see that democracy and secular fabric of the country remains stable.”