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Voters left out can collect IDs from returning officers

After struggling to distribute the Photo Identity Cards across 21 constituencies,election officers have handed over the remaining lot electoral registration officers.

After struggling to distribute the Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) across 21 constituencies,election officers have handed over the remaining lot electoral registration officers.

“There are some cards yet to be distributed. Voters,after checking their names on the website,can collect their I-card from the Returning Officer,” said an election officer. Over the last six months,nearly 80 per cent of the voters — 51.66 lakh — were given voter ID cards. During the Lok Sabha polls,only 49 per cent voters were given IDs,” the officer said.

After the additional voters registration drive,the total number of voters stands at 64.48. Nearly 1.75 lakh EPICs are yet to be distributed and will be made available on demand.

According to the information provided by the department,70.61 per cent voters or 45.53 lakh voters,have been included in the electoral roll out of which 18.95 lakh voters had not submitted their photos for inclusion in the voters list.

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While in the urban areas,nearly 80 per cent of voters have ID cards,90 per cent voters in rural regions have ID cards.

First published on: 11-10-2009 at 04:38:14 am
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