EC sets deadline for publication of photo electoral rolls

February 7th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): The Election Commission today fixed August 31 as the date for final publication of photo electoral rolls in the country.
The EC said at the meeting of State Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) today to review the status of revision of electoral rolls with January 1, 2008 as the qualifying date.
“The final publication of the electoral rolls with qualifying date as January 1, 2008 has been done in 20 States. The remaining States are in a process of finalising the revision formalities,” the commission said.
It is expected that by mid-March the revision process would be completed in the entire country, the EC said.
The commission also reviewed the progress made in a pilot project undertaken by the CEO, Karnataka for comprehensive computerised management of electoral rolls.
The software developed for the purpose was reviewed and it was decided that this would be adopted for the entire country in due course after incorporating changes warranted during the pilot project. (ANI)

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