October 4, 2011 admin


Chandigarh – The Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls as on 01.01.2012 has started on 04.10.2011. All those who are of 18 years of age or above on 01.01.2012 are eligible to get themselves enrolled as voters. Forms for enrolment (Form 6 for residents and 6A for overseas voters), deletion (Form 7), corrections (Form 8) and change of address within the same constituency (Form 8A) are available with the District Election Officer and the Booth Level Officer. The Photo Electoral Roll can be checked and the Forms can be also be downloaded from the website http://www.ceopunjab.nic.in
    Claims and Objections can be submitted between the 4th & 20th of October, 2011. The Booth Level Officer (BLO) and the Booth Level Agent (BLA) will be available at the polling booth on 9th & 16th October, 2011 to receive claims and objections.
    It is cautioned that no one may get themselves registered twice. Having a vote in two places will make a person liable for prosecution under Section 31 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950.
    This being an election year the draft electoral rolls has been integrated after rationalization of the polling booths. There are now 1,68,89,519 voters in Punjab registered in 19724 polling booths as against 1,67,12,752 in 18,817 booths at the end of the last Summary Revision. The percentage of photos in the roll has now reached 99.41% after huge efforts put in by the booth level officers, supervisors and Electoral Registration Officers (ERO) and the District Election Officers (DEO). The Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) percentage has also gone up to 99.55%. At the moment photos captured during the photo campaign and the continuous revision have been converted to EPICs and approximately 30,000 EPICs are under distribution.
    The total population of the state is 2.77 crore and the electorate is 1.68 crore. The total population eligible for enrolment, that is above 18 years is 1,87,19,714 as per the 2011 census. Thus 18,30,195 citizens have not yet enrolled themselves as voters. All those who have not yet registered are requested to avail this opportunity now so that they can participate in the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections.
    The Political parties of the State have been given soft copies of the electoral rolls. They have been informed that the rolls can also be checked on the website where a search facility enables not only finding your name, but also giving you the details of the polling stations where you should be registered in case you are not enrolled alongwith the names and telephone numbers of the ERO and BLO and the form.
     In addition to this the political parties have been given sample copies of the new affidavits to be filed by candidates and copies of the new election expenditure guidelines. The Election Commission India (ECI) invitation to all the political parties to send representatives to the training programme being organized for expenditure monitoring has also been conveyed to the political parties. A copy of the recently revised Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968 was also given to the political parties.

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