Kathua admin finalizes preparation for voter enrollment drive

Deputy Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar today reviewed preparations for month long special voter enrollment drive starting from July 1 here at a joint meeting of officers and political representatives.

The enrolment drive is being carried out to register left out electors with  special focus on first time electors in the age group of 18-21 years with qualifying date as 1-1-2017.

The meeting discussed in detail the modalities to be adopted to make the drive a success. It was stated that the endeavour of Election Commission of India (ECI) has been for maximum registration of eligible electors and preparation of electoral rolls free from all errors, with the theme ” No voters to be left behind” who are in 18-19 years age group.

The DC, who is also District Election Officer, directed that Booth Level Officer (BLOs) shall visit door to door to register every eligible voter. Special camps would also be held from July 8-22 wherein BLOs and BLAs will remain present at their respective polling stations to respond to the queries  of registered voters , he added.

He said that in order to make the camp successful, the services of other departments will also be utilised to educate youths by organising different activities like Quiz, painting, rangoli, easy writing and debate competitions, organising marathons, staging plays, etc under Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP).

Beside registration of new voters, deletion of voters, migration of voters, registration of persons with disabilities (PwDs) would also be done during month long camp, DEO Kathua said.

The DEO further informed that during the Special Drive the names of dead electors would also be deleted from the electoral rolls for which the data would be collected from the govt records  or recording the statement of at least two persons residing in the same locality.

The DEO also said that special camps, for which dates would be announced separately, would be organized in Government and Private educational institutions including Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges, ITI, B.Ed and Nursing Colleges to register eligible electors.

Seeking cooperation from registered Political Parties to make the drive a success, the District Election Officer appealed them to appoint Booth Level agents (BLAs) for all polling stations to assist the Booth Level Officers during the Special Drive.

Among others ERO’S, AERO’s, BLO’s and representatives of political parties   were present in the meeting.


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