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UT receives 11,000 forms for enrolment of new voters

chandigarh Updated: Mar 09, 2014 23:15 IST
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The UT election department received around 11,000 forms for enrolment of new voters in the two-day enrolment camp organised at all 490 polling stations across the city.

Joint chief election officer Tilak Raj said all forms received would be scrutinised for weeding out ineligible applicants. He further said the drive to enrol voters would continue till March 22, the last date of filling nominations.

According to the final publication of summary revision released by the commission, Chandigarh has 5.87 lakh voters, up from 5.24 lakh in 2009.

According to the 2011Census, the net population residing in the rural areas in Chandigarh is 28,991 and in urban area is 10.26 lakh.

The literacy rate of the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency is about 76%.

Tilak Raj said information regarding enrolment and election was being given to the public by the means of banners, hording, advertisements in the newspapers, SMS and radio jingle.

He further said "nukkar nataks" would be staged at various schools, colleges and other locations, apart from the Plaza in Sector 17.

Declarations would also be made with at religious institutes, apart from through public announcement systems on automobiles.