Final Electoral Roll published for Municipal polls: CEO

SRINAGAR: The State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has notified public and the political parties that the final publication of Electoral Rolls has been made on August 31, with reference to January 1, 2018 as the qualifying date. These rolls shall be used for the conduct of the forthcoming Municipal Polls. According to the notification issued by the CEO, the draft Electoral Rolls for the Municipal Corporations/ Councils Committees were published on August 4 by Chief Electoral Jammu & Kashmir under the rules governing conduct of Municipal Elections. Public notices were issued for revision of electoral rolls by filing claims and objections for addition, deletion, correction & transposition, as per the notified schedule. The draft rolls were made available on the website of CEO, J&K (www.ceojk.nic.in) along with the details of Electoral Registration Officers Assistant Electoral Registration Officers/ Polling Stations level Officers. The period for filling Claims and Objections was initially up to August 13, which was later extended to August 18. Facility for filing claims electronically was also provided for the first ever time in respect of the Municipal Rolls. Further, Kashmiri Migrants were informed that they may exercise their vote in their respective municipal body through postal ballot. Special camps were held on August 5 and 12. Disposal of claims/ objections and updation of the rolls has been undertaken thereafter.