8489 new voters included in Tripura roll

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Agartala, Feb 13: As many as 8489 new voters were included and 3498 names deleted because of either shifting, death or mismatch in the final electoral rolls published in Tripura after a month-long drive from January 10.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Dr G S G Ayyangar said here today the state election department had published the revised electoral roll yesterday.

The revised electoral roll showed that total electorate in the state was recorded at 20,35,877, which was 20,30,866 in final publication on January 10, Mr Ayyangar informed and pointed out that Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) would be issued to all supplementary voters on or before February 18, at least five days ahead of poll.

He has also stated that altogether 313 candidates including 62 independent candidates of 14 recognised political parties were in the fray and highest number of candidates were nominated from CPI(M) at 56 followed by BJP at 49 while Congress would be contesting in 48 seats in the 60-member Tripura assembly.

According to the records, altogether 630 names were found duplicate in the supplementary electoral rolls and as a result, Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to issue two additional sheets to the presiding officers before their departure for conducting poll.

Besides, a check list for the polling personnel, the Presiding Officers would be given a referral image sheet, which includes detail of the supplementary voters, mismatch and duplicate voters while another constituency wise list would be supplied to them regarding postal ballots issued to prevent the attempt of dual voting, Dr Ayyanger maintained.


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