Coimbatore, Oct 16: With 37.76 lakh inclusions in electoral rolls, the final photo voter rolls in respect of all districts except three will be released in a phased manner by Monday, Oct 20, said State Chief Electoral Officer Naresh Gupta said on Wednesday, Oct 15. Talking to reporters, Gupta said that there had been 37.76 lakh claims for inclusion in electoral rolls across the State. Verification had revealed that there had been 21 lakh cases pertaining either to dead or shifted categories. In the entire State, Coimbatore received the highest 3.61 lakh claims, Chennai 2.50 lakh and Kancheepuram 2.25 lakh claims for inclusion in rolls.
These claims required more time for field verification. Hence, the final photo voter rolls in respect of these three districts would be released after October 20 in a phased manner.
The final photo voter rolls in respect of the Nilgiris, Dindigul and Theni was released on Wednesday, Oct 15, while Perambalur and Ariyalur would be released on October 16, Karur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram and Kanyakumari on October 17, Tiruchirapalli, Villuppuram, Thiruvallur and Thoothukudi on Saturday, Oct 18, Thanjavur on Sunday, Oct 19 and the remaining districts on Monday, Oct 20.
The State had achieved 99 per cent electoral roll coverage and 97 per cent Electors Photo Voter Identity Card coverage.
There would be another special summary revision of rolls next year with January 1, 2009 as the qualifying age for those who had attained the age of 21.