ERO reviews progress of special summary revision of electoral rolls in Kulgam

GJ REPORT
KULGAM, OCT 21: Electoral Roll Observer (ERO) for Kulgam, Shahid Inayatullah, today chaired a meeting of EROs, AEROs and representatives of political parties to review the progress of special summary revision of electoral rolls.
District Election Officer, Talat Parvez Rohella, gave a detailed account of the status of claims and objections, updation of the database and the EPIC status among other details on the occasion.
It was given out that 4 EROs and 14 AEROs have been appointed for the special summary revision of electoral rolls. It was said that 337,092 electors have been registered against the population of 5.34 lakh as per Census 2011. The registration constitutes an electoral population ratio of 62% against the State ratio of 52.60%.
So far, under Form-6, an addition of 4508 has been made while as under Form-7, 1494 are the deletions, while as correction of 824 has been registered under Form-8 and 21 transposed have been incorporated under Form- 8A as on date.
In addition, 1108 new applications have been received under Form-6 and 982 were received under Form-7 by October 20, 2017. The DEO also informed the chair about the Special Camp organized on October 14, adding that training to Booth Level Operators were imparted at four different venues in the district. Regarding the EPIC coverage, the meeting was informed that the district has registered 95.88% electors under EPIC.
With respect to registering the voters of 18-19 years of age, the Chief Education Officer was directed to ensure 100% registration of new voters by involving the heads of educational institutions in the SVEEP activity.
He was informed that, under SVEEP, seminars were conducted in all higher secondary schools to highlight the importance of voting rights. Besides, to reach out to all the population, novel methods like stamping the OPD tickets, distributing pamphlets in the electricity bills were adopted.
The Electoral Roll Observer called on the representatives of the political parties to cooperative with the district administration in ensuring 100% coverage of the left-out eligible voters. It was also requested to activate Booth Level Agents in those areas falling short of participation in the enrolment process.