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Annual review of voters? list starts

DISTRICT ELECTION office today began receiving fresh additions, claims and objections in the voters? list under its annual review of electoral roll, the process for which began from April 28.

india Updated: May 06, 2006 15:03 IST

DISTRICT ELECTION office today began receiving fresh additions, claims and objections in the voters’ list under its annual review of electoral roll, the process for which began from April 28.

The draft of the voters’ list was published this morning and with its publication, the administration has appealed to public representatives and residents to file claims if they have any. People can contact district election office on phone number – 2449117 for registering complaints.

According to District Collector Vivek Aggarwal, District Election Office, 1811 polling centres, office of registration officers would receive claims and objections till May 23, 2006. The claims and objections will be settled on June 10 while the supplementary lists containing amendments will be published on June 30.

The final list will be published on July 3. Among other alterations, Indore would lose an illustrious voter-cum resident Nitish Bhardwaj if someone files an application to delete his name from the voters’ list.

Frustrated at not having found place in State BJP, Bhardwaj who essayed the role of Lord Krishna in popular TV serial Mahabharat, moved to Mumbai last week. Nitish had registered himself as a resident and voter from Indore, though he never stayed here for more than a day.

Coming back to the voter list, its been amended as per the Election Commission’s directions. Election office has deployed its staff for door-to-door verification of deceased voters and those above 80 years of age. Of 5,955 old voters in the district, 692 have either passed away or have moved out.

Persons who have completed 18 years of age on January 1, 2006 and those residing at Indore but whose names are missing from voters’ list are eligible to get their name appended to the list, which will form the basis for Lok Sabha and other elections. The applicants will be required to furnish age proof while submitting the application in prescribed Format –6.

First Published: May 06, 2006 15:03 IST