Election dept to issue warrant against dual EPIC holders

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Shillong, Oct 10 (UNI) Authorities in Meghalayas's election department will soon issue warrant against electorates having dual registration of their names in the voter's list.

''About 100 electorates in state's East Khasi Hills were having more than one Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) in the district and 15 of them are government employees,'' East Khasi Hills District Deputy Commissioner B Dhar told UNI today.

Mr Dhar, also the districtReturning Officer, had asked those with dual registration to apply for the deletion of their names before October 25 next.

The guilty could be imprisoned for one year under Representation of People's Act, 1950, Mr Dhar said.

He further asserted that the government employees would be terminated if found guilty.

Earlier, the Election Commission had decided to introduce photo electoral rolls to check bogus voters in the coming Assembly polls in the state.

State Chief Electoral Officer P Naik said the photograph of every eligible voter would figure on the rolls along with the name and elector number to check bogus voters.

Mr Naik said the department would also ensure that the students, who study outside can fill up Form-6 and can also register on-line.

Mr Naik also informed that the period for filing of claims and objections is allowed till october 25, disposal of claims and objections should be made by November 20 and data entry up to December three.

The final publication of photo electoral rolls is scheduled for January 10.

UNI

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