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To enrol voters, EC ties up with schools, colleges

delhi Updated: Jan 07, 2011 00:25 IST
HT Correspondent

To ensure youngsters enrol as voters as soon as they turn 18, the Delhi electoral office has decided to tie up with senior secondary schools and undergraduate colleges.

According to Election Commission (EC) officials, youngsters applying for admission in colleges will be asked to fill up the form, to enrol their names in the voters' list too.

Officials said they are working out a mechanism under which schools and colleges will provide the required application form to an eligible student, along with the admission form, so that the applicant's name is also included in the voters' list.

"Most students seeking admission to undergraduate courses are 18 years old. We are in the process of starting a mechanism with schools and colleges in the city, so that youngsters aged 18 and above could be brought into the electoral process," Delhi chief electoral officer Rina Ray said.

"The new mechanism is likely to be introduced from the next admission session," Ray added.