State Election Commission releases revised electoral rolls

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Bangalore, Mar 10 (UNI) Completing a major work as part of the preparations for the coming elections to the dissolved Karnataka Assembly, the state Election Commission today published the revised voter list.

Following an exhaustive enumeration work taken up by the SEC, about 52 lakh names of 'excess' voters were deleted and 20 lakh new voters added. This was done as per the direction of the Election Commission, Chief Electoral Officer Rama Sheshan said talking to newspersons here.

The voter identity card would be issued from March 15, he said.

The final voters list released today excluded the urban areas coming under city corporations and municipalities, including Bangalore. The final rolls for these urban areas would come out on March 20.

He said this would be the final list of voters for the coming elections. The SEC would not accept any objections based on this list. However, voters whose names were still missing, could get their names included he said.

He said work on delimitation of Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka was progressing smoothly and it would be completed soon.

Karnataka would be the first state going for polls after President Pratibha Patil gave assent to the Delimitation Commission's report recently, he said.

Meanwhile, Election Commission Deputy Commissioner Jayapriya Prakash would visit the city tomorrow to review the preparatory work.

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