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Special drive for summary revision of the electoral roll gets underway in Punjab

Chandigarh, (Dr. Abhinav Kalra) : The draft publication of the photo electoral roll in connection with the Special Summary Revision with reference to January 1, 2021 as the qualifying date was published on November 16, 2020 in all assembly constituencies of the State of Punjab by their respective Electoral Registration Officers (EROs). The process of filing claims and objections has begun from November 16 and it will continue up to December 15.

According to the draft electoral roll, there are a total 20680347 electors in the electoral roll and out of which, 10898294 are males and 9781488 females and 565 are third gender. The gender ratio of the State as per the census -2011 is 908 whereas the roll shows a gender ratio of 896. There are 1656 NRIs enrolled as voters in the electoral roll.

Copies of the draft electoral roll are going to be available for inspection with the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) and the Electoral Registration Officers (EROs). One can also log in to the CEO, Punjab’s website http://ceopunjab.nic.in/ to inspect the electoral roll.

The CEO, Punjab is holding special camps at all the polling stations across the state and BLOs shall be present there. CEO Punjab has directed District Election Officers (DEOs) and Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to gear up field functionaries and have adequate voter coverage for a successful Special Summary Revision-2021.

First camp was held today and it was a huge success with people in large numbers turning up to their respective booths with their documents for enrolment or correction in the voter card. The special camps are also going to be held on November 22 (Saturday), December 5 (Saturday) and 6 (Sunday).

The applications for inclusion, objections to inclusion, and corrections in entries can be filed online through voterportal.eci.gov.in. This service is fully free of cost. The electors can also obtain forms and submit filled in forms at the respective polling stations, office of The Electoral Registration Officers / Asst. Electoral Registration Officers from November 16 to December 15 and also on the aforementioned special campaign days.

All eligible Indian citizens who will be attaining the age of 18 years on January 1, 2021 as the qualifying date, may apply for registration as voters. They are required to produce valid address proof and a valid document proving date of birth along with two colour photographs.

The disposal of claims and objections will be undertaken by January 5, 2021 checking of health parameters and obtaining Commission's permission for final publication by January 14 and updating database and printing of supplements and final publication of electoral roll on January 15, 2021.

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