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Lok Sabha Elections 2019:No names reported missing from Maval and Shirur

According to the collectorate officials, there was a total of 150 calls made to the call centre from various residents of Maval and Shirur who complained about missing names from the voter list

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 30, 2019 17:01 IST
Parth Welankar
Parth Welankar
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,Maval,Shirur
Maval and Shirur parliamentary constituencies that went to polls on April 29 did not register any complaint of missing voters from the electoral list(PTI)

Maval and Shirur parliamentary constituencies that went to polls on April 29 did not register any complaint of missing voters from the electoral list which is an achievement for us,” said Naval Kishore Ram, Pune district collector.

Ram said, “Considering the past experience, it was a major concern for us to not let a major chunk of voters stay away from exercising their voting rights. However, it is the combined efforts of all the officers that we have achieved this success.”

According to the collectorate officials, there was a total of 150 calls made to the call centre from various residents of Maval and Shirur who complained about missing names from the voter list. Most of them were able to find their names in the respective polling centres after instructions, while the rest did not register any complaint.

Speaking on the issues related to the electronic voter machine (EVM), Ram said, “Problems were reported with only 30-35 machines from both Maval and Shirur combined, which is negligible. Besides, all these machines were replaced in less than 30 minutes.”

According to Ram, Pune district has handled these new machines successfully.

He said, “Since the EVMs were new, I was cautious about possible problems that we could encounter during voting. However, owning to the extensive training given to all the officials involved in the process of conducting polls, there were no complaints in this regard as well.”

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 17:01 IST