Delhi electoral rolls to be revised before Lok Sabha polls

January 15th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has ordered a special revision of electoral rolls for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Satbir Silas Bedi said Thursday.”The Election Commission has ordered a special revision of electoral rolls with Jan 1, 2009 as the qualifying date in all the 70 assembly constituencies in Delhi. The draft photo electoral rolls of all constituencies have been published Jan 12,” Bedi told reporters here.

“People can file their claims and objections Jan 12-27. The final publication of electoral rolls would be on Feb 10,” he said.

The electoral rolls will be displayed at about 1,400 locations including the offices of electoral registration officers, assistant electoral registration officers, voter registration and EPIC centres (VRECs) and select polling stations.

The draft electoral roll and the list of locations are also available at the website

“At these location, citizens can obtain forms for inclusion or deletion of their name in the electoral roll, for correction in the entry, for transposition of entry and for submitting photographs for preparation of voter identity cards,” Bedi said.

“On Jan 24-25, special assistance would be provided to the citizens at designated locations for filling up of forms. On both days the booth-level agents (BLAs) appointed by recognised political parties will also be present for helping the public.”

The Election Commission has introduced the concept of appointment of BLAs by recognised political parties for each polling booth to have participation of their grassroots-level workers in scrutiny of the photo electoral roll and to obtain their feedback for enhancing of accuracy of rolls.

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