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Citizens have another chance to register their names in the voters’ list or carry out necessary changes ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.
Acting on the directives of the Election Commission of India (ECI), Aurangabad district administration has initiated a drive for second special summary revision of electoral rolls.
“The drive has been ordered by the ECI in wake of upcoming assembly polls. The drive will have January 1 as the qualifying date. We appeal to all the citizens to take note of the drive and ensure updated electoral rolls,” an official release issued by the district administration said.
As per official schedule, different activities under the special summary revision will be carried out till August 19. The district administration has made public the integrated draft electoral roll since Monday and the time for filing claims and objections is till July 30. The disposal of claims and objections will take place on August 13, whereas updating database and printing of supplement will be carried out on August 16.
The district administration will have final publication of electoral roll on August 19 and has also planned special two-day campaigns from July 20 and July 27 in order to achieve maximum output during the drive.
The necessary work as part of the drive will be carried out at the election branch of local revenue department offices.
Notably, the first special summary revision of electoral rolls took place in Aurangabad and other parts of Marathwada before the recent Lok Sabha elections. The draft electoral rolls in eight districts of the region were published on September 1, 2018, inviting claims for addition, deletion or change in address of the voters.
The special summary revision of electoral rolls witnessed the addition of over 5.62 lakh voters, which was considered as a satisfactory response. The overall voter population in Marathwada is said to be over 1.4 crore and the region has eight parliamentary and 46 assembly constituencies.