Photo electoral rolls by Oct 15
The electoral office of Delhi will complete and release the photo electoral roll for all assembly constituencies by October 15, reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Sep 30, 2008 23:34 IST
The electoral office of Delhi will complete and release the photo electoral roll for all assembly constituencies by October 15.
Talking to reporters, Delhi’s chief electoral officer Satbir Silas Bedi said with the final publication of photo electoral rolls, the election office will be able to meet one of the important conditions set by the election commission for the elections to the legislative assembly. The list will be released in two phases, she added.
“In the first phase, photo-electoral rolls of 24 assembly seats in West, North and South-west districts will be published on October 6. Photo electoral rolls of 46 assembly constituencies in remaining six districts will be published by October 15,” Bedi said.
According to the draft electoral list, there are 1.05 crore voters –– 58.83 lakh male and 47.04 lakh females –– in Delhi.
The number, however, is expected to go up by another 2.5 lakh in the final list of voters.
According to joint chief electoral officer Indu Shekhar Mishra, the process to start preparing photo electoral roll was started in May 2008.
“We had photographs of about 30 per cent voters when we stared the process of preparing photo electoral list in May this year. Within four months we have managed to have the photographs of almost 85 per cent voters,” said Mishra.
Electoral officers said the process of distributing voter I cards will start from October 16 and the distribution will be carried out by booth-level officers.
Apart from running a sustained campaign to get the photographs of the remaining voters, the electoral office also made vast additions and corrections in the voters list.
Bedi said the department found numerous discrepancies in the electoral rolls and blamed the casual approach of citizens for it.
“Many mistakes crept in the electoral rolls due to the carelessness of citizens. It includes pasting of wrong photographs and not checking the information on sex given in the form,” she said.