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Polls a day away but many residents yet to receive their voting slips

punjab Updated: Apr 08, 2014 23:20 IST
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With merely two days left for the Lok Sabha elections in the city, a large number of voters are yet to receive their voting slips.

Residents of posh localities such as DLF, Ardee City, Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar, and Sun City are worried about making an extra effort of finding their names on the electoral list at every polling booth on April 10, the election day.

Residents said this may be a deterrent for them as they have been running errands to find their names on the list. They have already started flocking to the deputy commissioner (DC) and the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) offices to ensure that they carry voting slips with them when they visit a polling station to vote.

The residents also said that they fear losing out on the right to exercise their franchise as they are yet to receive the slips.

It is learnt that booth level officers (BLOs) did not distribute the receipts where they did not find residents or voters at home.

Meanwhile, the voters are peeved over the authorities concerned for not giving them the right information on ‘where to go’ and ‘whom to approach’.

“The BLOs are not prompt and active. They expect voters to approach them or administration offices to collect the slips. Our association has offered a help to the BLOs in this regard, since this office receives several calls or queries about voting receipts,” said Sunil Yadav, president of the RWA.

“The BLO should rope in the RWAs and seek the association members’ help to ensure that the residents get the slips on time,” said TN Kaul of Ardee City.

Nearly 30 to 40 percent residents are eagerly awaiting their voting receipts in the DLF City.

“Those have not received are worried a lot and they are compelled to run from pillar to post to get their slips,” said RS Rathee, president of the GCC.