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Summary revision of voters’ list begins in Tiruchi district

A special summary revision of electoral rolls began here on Tuesday with the district authorities releasing the draft electoral rolls for the nine Assembly constituencies in Tiruchi district.

The special summary revision exercise, to be carried out with January 1, 2018 as the qualifying date, would go on till October 31, Collector K. Rajamani said after releasing the draft electoral rolls for the district in the presence of representatives of political parties. The final electoral rolls would be released on January 5.

As per the draft electoral roll released here on Thursday, the district has 22,09,872 voters with 11,31,112 women, 10,78,575 men and 185 transgenders.

The voter strength of the district has seen a slight increase by 12,362 votes since January due to continuous revision of electoral rolls. The district had 21,97,510 voters as on January 5. As many as 22,540 voters have been included and 10,178 names deleted since then.

The Srirangam Assembly constituency has the maximum number of voters in the district with 2,91,080 electors, and Lalgudi has the least with 2,08,432 voters. Women outnumber men in all the nine constituencies.

Mr. Rajamani said the voters’ list would be kept for public verification at all polling stations in the district. Persons who would attain the age of 18 on January 1, 2018, the qualifying date, could apply for inclusion of their names in the electoral rolls by submitting Form 6 at the offices of the Electoral Registration Officers or Assistant Electoral Registration Officers.

Forms for inclusion of non-resident Indians, deletion of names, corrections and migrations within Assembly constituencies can also be submitted during the revision exercise

Special camps will be held on October 8 and 22 at all polling stations in the district.

Grama sabha meetings will be held on October 7 and 21 to sensitise eligible voters. The applications can also be filed online at www.elections.tn.gov.in

Booth-level agents, already appointed by political parties, can assist the Booth Level Officers in the revision exercise. However, a booth level agent of a party can submit a maximum of 10 applications a day and 30 during the entire summary revision.


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