Pune district will kickstart the next round of special summary revision of electoral rolls from October 1. District Collector Vikas Deshmukh said the focus of the one-month campaign would be to check on names registered either under dead or shifted as well as duplication. Presently,we have 5.23 lakh names in the list. We will thoroughly verifying and update the list, said Deshmukh.
There are 95,318 names in the dead voters list,3.50 lakh in the list of those shifted and 41,108 in that of duplicate voters.
Addressing a press conference,Deshmukh said whose names are to be included on the rolls and those who are attaining the age of 18 as on or before Jan 1,2013,can apply for inclusion of their names and voter identity cards. He said the draft rolls,which will contain all names in the list till date,will be published on October 1. All those who wish to file claims and objections to the rolls and those who wish to be included can do so before October 31.
While online facility would be available for applications,voters can also approach booth-level officers,taluk offices and all other notified centres for inclusion or revision. On October 7,14 and 21 (Sundays),a special campaign would be undertaken where people can approach booth-level officers in designated polling stations with the forms. They can seek clarifications regarding inclusion and deletion of their names from the electoral rolls, he said.
The earlier drive in the district had registered 65,47 lakh voters,of which 34.35 lakh were male and 31.12 female.
Last year,nearly 1.6 lakh voters had re-registered in the summary revision drive and around 30,273 names were deleted after verification. The final tally after the summary revision was at 66.89 lakh,of which 35.13 lakh were male and 31.76 lakh female. The drive will also see a campaign for voter-ID card or the EPIC card. As many as 86 per cent people in rural areas have cards while 70 per cent in city, said the collector.
Those who wish verify or hand over their photos should do so between October 6 and 9 at the nearest office. The database will be readied between December 1 and 31 while the final voters list will be out by January 5.