EC introduces E-filing of applications by citizens

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Hyderabad, July 5 (UNI) Voters, who wish to include their names in the electoral rolls, need not run from pillar to post.

They can very well register their names for inclusion in the electoral list by clicking the site www.eci.gov.in or www.ceoandhra.nic.in.

State Chief Electoral Officer I V Subba Rao said voters could also download forms for inclusion, deletion, correction of entries in the existing rolls by browsing the websites.

The Election Commission had decided to advance the publication of electoral rolls on August 30 even in those constituencies were byelections were held recently, said.

Draft electoral rolls would be published on July 25 and filing of claims and objections would be entertained till August nine, he told a press conference here after a meeting of representatives of all parties here today.

In an effort to maximise provisioning of the Elector's Photo Identity Card (EPIC) coverage, village-level committees, comprising Sarpanch, the President and Secretary of the village and women Self-Help Group concerned, were constituted to ensure that all voters get EPIC cards in the villages.

Applications presented in bulk would not be accepted, he said.

Each village with more than 300 electors would have its own polling station and villages with less than 300 elector population but having a polling station would continue to have it. A polling station with more than 1,200 voters would be bifurcated, he added.

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